Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
THIS BODY A MIRROR OF ME is a reflection of queer immigrant desire and disillusionment. It is at once a love letter and also a visa application. Part fragment, part fiction, part memory, part dusk — I am personalizing and politicizing, I am feeling and bleeding. My manuscript is an encapsulation of where I am and what I love — and how these two facts echo and commingle to make you see me, the speaker, as I am. I speculate on romance, language, pain, and stitch threads in and out of my true history. Intersectionality is messy and embodied and it is what I practice (Ahmed). Queerimmigrant. Immigrantqueer. As a poet, I flutter in between trauma and invention. I revel in how inseparable selves can be.
Shaikh, A., "THIS BODY A MIRROR OF ME" (2021). Honors Theses. 269.
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