Tonight's episode of Talking Earth features writer and actress Reema Zaman. She will read from her new memoir, I Am Yours, and discuss many of the issues brought up by her life story: the silencing of women, particularly women of color, and how they can heal. Patrick Bocarde hosts.
As featured in The New York Times, Reema Zaman is an award-winning author, speaker, and actress, and the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts Writer of Color Fellow. Born in Bangladesh, raised in Thailand, and presently residing in Oregon, she holds a double BA in Gender Studies and Theater from Skidmore College.
Reema's essays have been published in The Guardian, Narratively, The Rumpus, B*tch Media, VIDA, SHAPE, BrownGirl Magazine, Hippocampus, NAILED, Full Grown People, UNUM, The Huffington Post, Ravishly, and Your Tango. A renowned speaker, she speaks at conferences, colleges, high schools and middle school on healing and rising from trauma, the resilience we human hold within, and the power and practice of owning our voice. You may recognize her from her episode on The New York Times' Dear Sugars podcast, hosted by Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond, her viral essay in The Guardian, The Lie Pictures Tell, or perhaps you've seen her signature videos To Speak is a Revolution and The Story of My Voice.