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2017-Present – Senior Poetry Editor at OTV Magazine

2016-Present – Gallery Assistant at The Fed Galleries @ KCAD

2015-Present – Contributing Art Writer at H.A.C.K.

2015-Present – Writer in Residence at OTV Magazine

2016 – Provided research and writing for title cards, artist biographies, and extended statements for US IS THEM exhibition at Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA), Grand Rapids, MI

2015 – Panelist for LGBTQ in Media and Body Positivity panels at Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival

2015 – Taught 6 week writing workshop for children, ages 9-12, exploring types of writing (including journaling/letter writing, short fiction, autobiography, poetry, etc.)

2014 – Writer and presenter/facilitator of “Memoir and Biomythology as Trauma Recovery” Workshop

2012-Present – Co-editor of Made: Woman, Artist, Muslim, An Anthology with Brooke Benoit (currently working on book)

2012-2013 – Provided support to Communications Manager of First Steps with     Wordpress-based website

2010-Present – Various poetry readings in Grand Rapids, Michigan

2010-2011 – Co-owner of Thaura Zine Distro with Mai’a Williams

 2010 – Layout and artwork for zine “…Because Sumayyah Said So Vol 1” by Sumayyah Talibah

2008 – Blogger at Illume Media Online (archives no longer available)

2004-2006 – Regular contributor to Islam Online (archives no longer available)

2004-2005 – Edited a blog of Islamic short fiction (archives no longer available)