Public Appearances

“In an uprising, there is no such thing as a perfect martyr, nor is there a perfect approach to unrest, but the art generated during this time should strive to reflect the energy of the moment.”

Shamira Ibrahim for NPR

Guest Appearances

  • Garri and Peanuts where I discuss the Francophonie and the sometimes-transient definition of the concept of “home” as a first-generation Black immigrant
  • The Grapevine where I joined a discussion on the concept of culture vultures in predominantly Black spaces
  • Appearances on Buzzfeed’s AM2DM to discuss the ongoing lawsuit between Fortnite/Epic Games and several Black rappers and entertainers and the legacy of intellectual property law not protecting Black cultural production, as well as the Top Scripted Series of the Decade
  • The VICE Guide To Right Now Podcast where I discuss Influencer Culture
  • I was a panelist at the Film, Music, Arts, and Culture (FMAC) Conference at the 2019 Miami Jazz In the Gardens Music Fest discussing creative works and intellectual property.
  • I was a panelist for The Ebony Vanguard at the John Henrik Clarke House discussing “The Take Over: Young Black Women Leading Change”
  • I appeared on the In The Thick podcast alongside Margari Hill on an episode discussing Black Muslim identity in the US titled “Hypervisible and Invisible.”
  • I appeared on an episode of Culture Show Marlie, discussing the Grammys, racist incidents at Syracuse University, and more.
  • I appeared on an episode of The Takeaway with New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz discussing the history of Black creators not getting credited or compensated for their unique works.
  • Discussed Ramy and Muslim representation on See Something Say Something

My Works Have Been Quoted:

“Lil’ Kim — a young woman with magnetism and a commanding flow that consistently placed her toe to toe with her male peers. Nowhere is that more evident than on “Get Money,” an enthralling duet with a counterpunch, timbre, and cadence that has her four-foot-11-inch frame at parity with one of the best storytellers in hip-hop history, Biggie himself.”

“Kim sought to continue to subvert the expectations of women in rap with the unblushing, aggressive lyricism of her debut solo album, Hard Core. “Crush on You” made it clear that her role was not to follow a blueprint but to stencil a new template — joining forces with stylist Misa Hylton to pair her and Lil’ Cease’s lavishly bawdy verses with richly pigmented ensembles and visuals, down to the matching wigs. With one video, Kim melded street fashion with hip-hop on the mainstream stage.”

Shamira Ibrahim for Vulture