Meet the creative Samaa Ahmed!

SM-h_O_ztamaa is a transnational/diasporic Pakistani artist and poet. She blogs about politics, pop-culture, and post-colonial feminism at 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.

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(Samaa is one of our performers at “Volume: Sisters Make Noise” happening on May 25th! Don’t miss out! Reserve your tickets HERE)

Volume: Sisters Make Noise!


Outburst! presents “Volume: Sisters Make Noise.” Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry and song as we look to our past and the things we leave behind. The evening will also feature the launch of our 4th poetry book: Homebound IIII

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is FREE. Tickets are limited so we encourage youto get your tickets soon! ***In the event of tickets being sold out, If you are unable to make it, please let us know so we can offer your ticket to someone else.

To get tickets, click HERE 

Event hashtag: #SistersMakeNoise

MC’s: Nari and Dumo

Performer list coming soon!

Accessibility: The Daniels Spectrum is fully accessible, including the washrooms. We support a fragnance free environment at our events.

This event is presented by Outburst! and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic as well as SpeakSudan

This event is funded by the Toronto Arts Council and the City of Toronto.

***Outburst! and our community partners would like to acknowledge the generous support of Artscape for their contributions to our use of their facilities***