I will be interviewing three people to ask them about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their lives. I will be interviewing people from different ages and positions.
Fariha Chowdhury is from Bangladesh and is a sophomore in high school. She wants to expand her writing skills and experiment with new ways of writing. Fariha likes to try different cuisines, travel and spend time with her family. She is starting a club called Asian Alliance at her high school and wants to use the club to showcase different forms of writing to share perspectives about the history and diversity of Asia and use graphic design to make posters. Fariha is also interested in making podcasts.
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Through my work I feel like I strive to figure out self identity and accepting my background and who I am even though it can come with stereotypes and ignorant comments. It is important for me to figure out myself as I grow and be comfortable with who I am because that is the experience of life. I hope to show others that finding yourself can be tough and brutal but you will grow to love the process and in the long run enjoy the journey.
A Muslim girl recalls her experience facing religious discrimination. which prompts her to organize a safe space for likeminded individuals to perform their identities.
As a Bengali woman, I wanted to voice my pain on the Bangladeshi fast fashion workers are thrown into terrible working conditions. My poem compares beautiful nature against the ugly poverty that drags Bangladesh down.