We are thrilled to announce Fariha Róisín, Yumi Sakugawa and Vinh;Paul Ha will be in the shop to discuss nurturing practices and how the progressive wellness community has appropriated and commodified global healing traditions.
Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities and has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice, and others. She is author of Who Is Wellness For, Like a Bird and How to Cure a Ghost. Her second book of poetry, Survival Takes A Wild Imagination, will be published by Andrews McNeel in Fall 2023.
Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am In Friend-Love with You and Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe. Her comics have also appeared in The Believer, Bitch, the Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. She has also exhibited multimedia installations at the Japanese American National Museum and the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in Los Angeles.
Vinh;Paul Ha is a first-generation queer brown Asian born in the Bay Area, CA currently residing on Tongva Land (Los Angeles). He is a storyteller, healer, and Daddē whose work is rooted in bringing comfort, ease & rest to queer/trans/non-white people.