WHO & WHAT: An IRL & Virtual EVENT w/ poet & author Fariha Róisín alongside artist Def Sound, discussing her latest release Who Is Wellness For? An examination of Wellness Culture & Who It Leaves Behind
WHEN: Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 @ 7pm PST
WHERE: LIVE! IRL! In-Person! (vaccination + mask required) at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016) or via livestream virtually from anywhere!
COVID REQUIREMENTS: Proof of vaccination and face covering while indoors is required to attend in-person. No exceptions.
HOW: Reserve an IRL or Virtual ticket below which includes a signed copy of Who is Wellness for? for those in the US and Canada. Free virtual tickets do not include a book copy.
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Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, CA. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being. Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities and has been featured in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, and Vogue. She is the author of the poetry collection How To Cure A Ghost (2019), as well as the novel Like A Bird (2020).
Def Sound (they/he) is a non-binary, Afro-Latinx multi-hyphenate artist (parents from Belize & Panama) born and based in South Central Los Angeles, CA. Def (mom given name Emmanuel Ashley Ricketts) is a Grammy Award considered contemporary hip-hop artist, producer, poet, and award-winning academic.
Def’s work as a poet has been included in Saul Williams' Anthology CHORUS, while their music has been featured by LA Weekly, LA Record, The L.A. Times, the Frieze Art Fair, LACMA’, the Black Index exhibition curated by Bridget Cooks, the Emmy-nominated television series Music Diaries, Grown-ish, KCET's Artbound, and more.
Def synthesizes hip-hop and his Afro-Latinx roots using music and poetry as healing mechanisms decorating time and space —because thats all we have left.