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 (Red Hen Press, 2016). 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. Her writing has appeared in print and on-line in Entropy, The Feminist Wire, Bellevue Literary Review, The Offing, Full Grown People, and The Nervous Breakdown among others. She is the Chair of Community Building Art Works. Her second book, a collection of poetry is forthcoming from Write Bloody in 2019.