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Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar is a screen writer, poet, and performer. She is best known for writing and co-creating the web series Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights friendships between women of color. [2]

Career

In the Cut with the co-creators of Brown Girls

In the Cut with the co-creators of Brown Girls

Her work has appeared in many journals, including but not limited to *Poetry Magazine * , [20]*Gulf Coast * , BuzzFeed Reader , [19]Academy of American Poets, [18]The Margins, [18] and The Offing. [21]Her work has been featured on new outlets like PBS, [5] NPR, TIME, Teen Vogue, [23] Huffington Post, [22]and others.

In 2011 she created a spoken word poetry group in Bosnia and Herzegovina called REFLEKS while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-genocidal countries. She is a member of the Dark Room Collective. Her chapbook After ** came out on Yes Yes Books fall 2015.

She wrote Brown Girls, a comedy series revolved around the friendship of two women of color. The first episode of the show premiered in February 2017. [7]

Awards & Accomplishments

Asghar's TED Talk: "We Own All the Language in the World" (circa 2015)

Asghar's TED Talk: "We Own All the Language in the World" (circa 2015)

In 2015, Asghar delivered a TED Talk entitled "We Own All the Language in the World" where she delivered some spoken word aimed to teach others to be more open and get a fresh perspective from a woman of color. [26]

Asghar is a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship recipient, and a Kundiman Fellow.

In November 2017, Asghar and co-creator of Brown Girls Sam Bailey were listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30; they were recognized in the 'Hollywood & Entertainment' category. [9]

References

[1]
Citation Linkinstagram.comFatimah Asghar on Instagram
Dec 21, 2017, 11:06 PM
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Citation Linkforbes.comBrown Girls ' Forbesprofile
Dec 21, 2017, 11:08 PM
[3]
Citation Linkbrowngirlswebseries.comBrown Girls  is written by Fatimah Asghar
Dec 21, 2017, 11:09 PM
[4]
Citation Linktwitter.comFatimah Asghar on Twitter
Dec 21, 2017, 11:10 PM
[5]
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAsghar in a white top and gray skirt
Dec 21, 2017, 11:18 PM
[6]
Citation Linkpbs.org"For poet Fatimah Asghar, the word ‘orphan’ has more than one meaning"
Dec 21, 2017, 11:19 PM
[7]
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFatimah Asghar (side photo)
Dec 21, 2017, 11:20 PM
[8]
Citation Linkbrowngirlswebseries.comAbout Brown Girls  (web series)
Dec 21, 2017, 11:27 PM
[9]
Citation Linkforbes.comBrown Girls ' Forbesprofile
Dec 21, 2017, 11:28 PM
[10]
Citation Linkforbes.comForbes 30 Under 30 (2018)- Hollywood & Entertainment
Dec 21, 2017, 11:29 PM
[11]
Citation Linkyoutube.comIn the Cut with the co-creators of Brown Girls
Dec 21, 2017, 11:30 PM
[12]
Citation Linkvimeo.comBrown Girls  trailer
Dec 21, 2017, 11:31 PM
[13]
Citation Linktherumpus.net"Sunday Rumpus Poetry: Three Poems by Fatimah Asghar"
Dec 21, 2017, 11:33 PM
[14]
Citation Linkyoutube.comFatimah Asghar - "REWIND Play" (feat.Jamila Woods)
Dec 21, 2017, 11:35 PM
[15]
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAsghar in a floral outfit
Dec 22, 2017, 12:14 AM
[16]
Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comFatimah Asghar with her co-creator of Brown Girls Sam Bailey
Dec 22, 2017, 12:15 AM
[17]
Citation Linkpoets.org"WWE" (by Fatimah Asghar)
Dec 22, 2017, 12:16 AM
[18]
Citation Linkpoetryfoundation.org"My Love for Nature" (via Poetry Foundation)
Dec 22, 2017, 12:17 AM
[19]
Citation Linkaaww.org"Fatimah Asghar: Two Poems" (via The Margins )
Dec 22, 2017, 12:17 AM
[20]
Citation Linkbuzzfeed.com"Land Where My Father Died" (by Fatimah Asghar)
Dec 22, 2017, 12:18 AM