I have debated on whether to mention this here, because it’s supposed to be a space for my art & that alone. But it has come to my attention that I must do so because art is part of everything…
In case it wasn’t evident, which it ought to be considering the kinds of allegories I write, I’m a leftist & very dedicated to social change, anti-racism & decolonization, as well as disability justice & much more.
My art is relatively popular in form, & meant for a wide audience. But unlike my fictional characters, I am a real person & have to live by my values, which will be reflected in my writing always.
It’s no secret. & it’s better I say it now than wait until maybe I won’t know how to say it later.
Do what you will with that info. I definitely won’t tolerate any discrimination on my pages, & I want to create a welcoming space.
Consider too, if you like my art, while I write in symbolism, I’m not hiding my beliefs. If you live on the other side of the political spectrum & you are enjoying songs for now, please ask yourself why.
© Niliema Karkhanis
Featured photo by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash