What does it mean to be a visibly Muslim woman in public? In this dynamic half-hour spoken word performance, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan uses audio and visual elements to give her answer, aiming to disrupt the binary of “oppressed” or “liberated” often foisted onto Muslim women.

A writer, speaker, and educator, Khan disrupts the idea that liberation lies in easy accessibility to a woman’s body and uses recordings from other Muslim women to ensure that their voices are heard. This sonic landscape acts as both a public protest and performance piece, highlighting the liminal space of being forced to be public and being maligned by the public at the same time.

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About The Performer

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a published writer, spoken-word poet and speaker who interrogates narratives around racism, gender, Islamophobia, state violence and decoloniality in Britain. She is co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University and her work has been featured in across news, print and media platforms nationally and internationally.