Sam(ira) Obeid. She. Poet. Indian. Photographer. Dyke.
I'm a lot of things. But most importantly, I'm all heart. I live and breathe words and equality. I write lines everywhere, words everywhere. On mirrors, post-its, toilet paper, brown paper bags. I live in the work I do. Faces I photograph are pinned to my wall as are maps of subways in cities I love and notes to places I haven't yet visited. I don't believe in drawing boxes or borders. I believe in open lines of communication. My pitbull is the love of my life.
I'm a queer activist, it's who I am and what I do. Like everything else. I'm a poet who's just begun doing shows. I'm also an aspiring photographer. After much dabbling, I have found that I most enjoy shooting gender performance and identity. If you'd like to start a project together, please get in touch.
A little history. I was born and raised in India, moved to the U.S. in 2007, came out in 2010. My parents are cross-religious and so I've had the benefit of growing up within both Hindu and Muslim traditions. I finished high school, my undergraduate degree in English Literature and my first master's in Mass Communications before I moved to the States.
If you're unsure of my pronouns, just ask :) Really, it's that simple.