Outburst! Crush: Hawa Abdullah, Poet & Performer

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A performer at this year’s “Volume: Sisters Make Noise”, Hawa Abdullah has sustained a passion for poetry from a young age. She is a Tanzanian Canadian, with a background in philosophy and anthropology. Hawa believes in the transformative power of art and in the potential for poetry to connect to the hearts and minds of others. She currently shares her words with community through writing and performance. Hawa is also one of the poets featured in our second poetry book: Homebound II/Storytellers I: Muslim Women’s Poetry Collection; and she exhibited at (mus)interpreted Muslim women art gallery show at the Daniels Spectrum!

#SupportOutburst this Ramadan by donating to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/outburst-young-muslim-women-s-project-ramadan-campaign to allow us to continue to offer programming like our Homebound poetry workshops and creating opportunities for young Muslim women to create and share with their communities.

Outburst Crush: Maha Munaf, (mus)interpreted Artist

Meet Maha Munaf, one of the artists featured in ‪#‎musinterpreted‬ exhibition at the Daniel Spectrum. Our show is up for the entire month of April so be sure to check it out and the closing reception is Thursday May 1st!

Maha is a creative professional with nine years of experience as an architect and photographer. She is currently attending a bridging program at Humber College. After immigrating to Canada, she launched a design studio that focuses on producing creative, illustrative pieces for small businesses’ advertising.

Maha dares to live passionately and creatively everyday. Her inspiration comes from the little things in life; even a simple cup of coffee can sometimes spark ideas for her. She endeavors to capture fleeting moments and the feelings in those moments with her lens. An avid traveler, she also hopes to behold the beauty and culture of forty countries before she turns forty.

“A Call for Prayer” was originally a project about architectural restoration that Maha started as a student. The sepia-tone hopes to comprise the timelessness of the scene. Maha wants the audience to notice the merging of the Classical art period’s Doric columns with the Islamic architectural building, the mosque, in Aleppo. The women are practicing the daily activity of prayer. Maha uncovers the connection between immortal art, people and their everyday lives.

Contact Maha – mahamunaf@gmail.com
Or check out her website: www.the-mstudio.com

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