About Me

A pakistani muslim genderqueer feminist who is constantly trying to redefine home and understand home intersectionally; who writes about South Asian queers who love other queer and queered people, in all kinds of ways; who always smiles loudly after seeing the everyday queer sparks of the zenana; who is committed to challenging colonialism/capitalism/patriarchy through the power of women; who finds joy in the seemingly mundane resistances of the mothers and khalas and grandmas and aunties and sahelis and sisters.

You can contact me at: nayyeema@gmail.com

But I who am bound by my mirror
as well as my bed
see causes in color
as well as sex

and sit here wondering
which me will survive
all these liberations.

-Audre Lorde


7 thoughts on “About Me

    Saboura Naqshband said:
    July 6, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    beautiful, sis, b e a u t i f u l !!! ❤


    fatima said:
    October 9, 2015 at 2:54 am

    love and good energy from a fellow queer pakistani ❤ you write beautifully and about some real shit, let's be friends?


      nayyeema responded:
      October 9, 2015 at 2:58 am

      Thanks Fatima!

      Sending courage from my queer zenana!


    Sabah said:
    April 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

    I feel so grateful to you for writing this. Reading your blog was a completely emotional experience, I cried. I don’t think I can quite express myself at this moment clearly but thank you for writing. Your writing is beautiful, raw, like a shard glass and it struck me hard. Being a queer muslim, it is hard for me to ‘reconcile’ these identities as I’ve always been told they’re completely opposing. I don’t know many other queer people either. So it was amazing to find your blog and see these struggles I never managed to vocalise written out so eloquently, and well as of the pain the women in our families. Thank you.
    Much much love,
    A queer neighbour from india


    Sabah said:
    April 18, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Let me just tell you grateful I am for your writing. Reading your blog was an emotional experience, I cried. You’ve written about things I couldn’t even conjure up the language to express. I am so, so grateful. Being a queer muslim, I’ve always been told how these two are opposing identities by both the West as well the queer movement back here, so it was amazing to read your work and find the rage that I’ve felt, exclusion I’ve always experienced, as well as internalized, expressed. Once again, thank you.
    Much, much love to you,
    A queer neighbour from India


    Shruti Chandra said:
    May 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I read some of your posts. You have a lovely blog. Would love to join you on facebook.
    Love from across the border


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