Samaa is a transnational/diasporic Pakistani artist and poet. She blogs about politics, pop-culture, and post-colonial feminism at wearivebeen.com and is the founder of ARTBOX Toronto.
What was your entrance into writing poetry and what made you want to stay?
I used to write a lot of poetry growing up, especially when I was an angsty teenager. It was such a great way for me to get my feelings out, and although it was really melodramatic stuff, I enjoy re-reading it and appreciate how productive of a release it was. After a really long gap, I started writing poetry again through Outburst in October 2015.
(Samaa is one of our performers at “Volume: Sisters Make Noise” happening on May 25th! Don’t miss out! Reserve your tickets HERE)