Aaysha Memon

Aaysha Memon is an 18 year old Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major at California State University, Long Beach. She has an interest in social work, filmmaking, journalism, and advocacy. Her passion for advocacy comes from her background as a Pakistani Muslim American woman. Her passion grew as she listened to the women in her community and female relatives who fight against gendered violence, assault, and injustices. Memon currently develops her passion through poetry, education, and filmmaking. She hopes to (un)learn more and engage more with community activism and community healing. One of her major goals is to expand women’s health research and healthcare, especially in ethnically marginalized communities.

Updated June 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American, and other Los Angeles community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate and support their group performances. We’ll …

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