An article I wrote before my parents reverse migration to Bangladesh. The bio picture was kind of a funny thing–most of the other bio pics are a little more glamorous (as my future photographs are sure to be), but all I had was this picture that my older son took of me out on the deck one afternoon. I thought I looked gangsta. Shiiiit, I still think I look gangsta in this one.
Seema Reza is the author of "When the World Breaks Open," a memoir of essays and poetry published by Red Hen Press. Based outside of Washington DC, she coordinates and facilitates a unique multi-hospital arts program that encourages the use of the arts as a tool for narration, self-care and socialization among a population struggling with emotional and physical injuries. She serves as a council member-at-large for the Transformative Language Arts Network.