“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

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