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Spotlight on Shazlin Rahman—This Is Worldtown’s Behind The Dust Artist


Guest post by This Is Worldtown

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are shining the spotlight on our grantee This Is Worldtown (TIWT), a digital hub featuring the first person expression of women of colour, globally, across storytelling mediums. TIWT’s latest endeavour, Behind The Dust supports women of colour media makers who are reshaping the Canadian media landscape through visual storytelling. Marrying her education in architecture and journalism, Shazlin uses photography, abstract art and creative nonfiction to engage her audience in conversations about the resilience of women of colour. Her current project, hersarong, is inspired by her late grandmother’s collection of batik sarongs and examines the intersections of beauty, labour and Malay Muslim women’s resilience.

Learn more about Shazlin’s work by following her on Instagram at @hersarong, on Twitter at @shazlin_r or by visiting her website Don’t forget to check out Behind The Dust artists Samah Ali, Aleia Robinson-Ada, Aniqa Rahman, Soko Negash and Elizabeth Farinango.

Join TIWT in celebrating its first anniversary and introducing Behind The Dust artists at ARCHV RMX: A night curated by This is Worldtown on March 15th, 2018 (6:30PM – 9:00PM) at Artscape Youngplace.