Favianna Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer, and political activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and collaborative projects address migration, economic inequality, gender justice, and ecology. Favianna lectures globally on the power of art, cultural organizing and technology to inspire social change, and leads art interventions in communities around the country.
I was shocked / to hear Zayn’s accent in the videos, / the strength of its looping / working class rhythms. Try to reproduce the sound / in written interviews he’s done, like the first / after leaving One Direction, when he’s asked / if he feels pressured to set a good example / as the most visible Muslim in the West.