Khadijah

is creating Oral History Project+Dope Events+Writing

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About Khadijah

Single parent of a #BlackKidMagic squad, celebrating the gift of their school attendance giving me greater access to the time I need for pursuing projects that catalyze critical conversations on topics like race, disability, child welfare and artificial intelligence. See below for details on what I’ve done in the last 6 months. If I get enough pledges, I’ll be able to spend more time writing and getting funding to bring these conversations to scale!

You can check me out on Medium exploring the connections between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and New York City’s Administration of Children’s Services or an experimental essay on how Little Red Riding Hood killed Emmett Till. (https://link.medium.com/ei1fp5uL0T)

Check out WordToRI.com-the burgeoning oral history library I cofounded with my friend Professor Tap Parikh. On the events page, you can see the dynamic programming I’ve curated including most recently an all day festival Reimagining End of Life and “What Counts: Tech, Race and Power”, an experimental panel+performance investigating the social implications of artificial intelligence at Cornell Tech.

I’ve presented on Algorithmic Injustice at local private schools, am designing workshops on critical race+disability theory for the Open Doors collective and am always down to collaborate with my peers and elders in fanning the flames of a counter culture oriented towards social justice.

Whether through archiving oral histories, public speaking in local K-12 schools, or writing, my goal is to keep it raw, real and unapologetically Black. I’m a mixed race 80s born, cisgender woman with ADHD. My lived experience coming up in behavior modification centers, being on welfare, homeless and surviving encounters with the child welfare system combined with the desire to see us get free, informs all my work. 

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