Join us on April 9, 2020 at 6 pm for a poetry reading by Husnaa Hashim.
Husnaa Hashim is the 2017-2018 Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, and author of the poetry collection Honey Sequence (The Head and The Hand, 2018). She is an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania from West Philadelphia and Silver Spring, Maryland. Husnaa has been writing and publishing since the age of ten. She has competed at Brave New Voices, placed first in the Free Library Teen Poetry Slam, and performed at numerous locations such as the Black Muslim Psychology Conference, the Muslim Congress Conference, the Philadelphia Flower Show, and Philadelphia-area colleges. She has received 20+ recognitions from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, including a National American Voices Medal awarded at Carnegie Hall. Husnaa is the recipient of a 2018 “Dare to Understand” Award from Interfaith Philadelphia. Her work has been published by Apiary, The On Being Project, RookieMag, and KidSpirit Online, among others. Previously, she has served as a Student Group Leader for Interfaith Philadelphia’s youth initiative “Walking the Walk,” and as a Teen Council member for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. She enjoys making flower crowns and spending time with her cat, Maya (Angelou) Luna.