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Published Essays

I am a man who exists at many intersections, and so the space I occupy in sociopolitical realm is liminal, or one could say, inherently complicated. I use this personal narrative to carve out and argue for greater spaces for our shared humanity.

"Do not disappear the words."

Commissioned and published by MacDowell. Read here.

Against Productivity: Playwrights Xandra Nur Clark and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen talk about the writing process

Commissioned and for Imagining, a Gibney Journal. Read here (scroll down and click the link).

"Liminal Spaces"

Published in the anthology Surviving Transphobia, which will be published by a UK press and available for purchase in the autumn of 2023.

"Ungrateful Child"

Published in This Alien Nation, published by HarperVia. Purchase it here.

"A Very Very Short History of a Transgender Man"

Published in Our Stories: A Introduction to South Asian America. Purchase it here.

"A Letter To a Thousand Other Mothers"

Published in The Journal of Asian American Studies and In The Margins (the latter is published by the Asian American Writers Workshop).

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