ZORA
Published in

ZORA

What It Means to Be Black and South Asian

Afro-Pakistani experiences show that anti-Blackness is a global struggle

Hina Yaqoob and her cousin sitting in their home.
Hina Yaqoob with her cousin, Mahnoor Hussain, 16. Photos: Iman Sultan

When Tanzeela Qambrani became the chairperson of her local council in Matli, a town in southern Pakistan, she never anticipated opposition from members of her own political party. A finance consultant with the Asian Development Bank, who hails from a family of activists…

--

--

--

A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

Recommended from Medium

WHITES CAUSED THIS PROBLEM

The Sanctity of Water

I’m Black and Don’t Listen To Rap Music Anymore

Holidays: What Are We Celebrating?

Dear White People,

Using your different to make a positive difference in the world

What Is the Difference Between ‘deaf’ and ‘Deaf’?

I _should_ imagine it, and never stop imagining it.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Iman Sultan

Iman Sultan

Iman Sultan is a Pakistani-American journalist covering culture and politics. Her work explores identity and how communities shape politics.

More from Medium

In remembrance of the lives lost in Buffalo, New York

Why Beyonce’s New British Vogue Cover Feels Like a Personal Attack

Black Students Experiencing Racism on Campus Lack Mental Health Support

Persevere: A gift from Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson