Samira Sadeque is a New York-based Bangladeshi journalist and poet writing about migration, the refugee crisis, gender, and mental health. She completed her M.S. in Journalism from Columbia Journalism School in 2017. Her work also appears in Reuters, NPR, Al Jazeera, Quartz, The Lily, AJ+, The Wire.in, Scroll.in, and the Dhaka Tribune among other publications. Her work was nominated for a 2018 South Asian Journalists Association award. She is a 2018 Poynter Fellow and a 2018 Maynard Fellow.
The recent spike in and discourse around hate crimes against East and Southeast Asians in North America has brought up familiar feelings for South Asians. But not all feel like they’re part of the conversation.
June 09, 2021
“I have been spat at and asked to go back, just because of our clothing, just because of our skin color, just because of our articles of faith.”
April 19, 2021
Six South Asians — the Asian subgroup with the highest number of positive cases and hospitalizations — lay bare their pandemic experiences.
April 07, 2021
The singing street food vendor brought jhalmuri to New York City, then got caught in immigration purgatory.
February 04, 2021
A Bengali newspaper outed him and his gay marriage to his community back home in 1992. Unfazed, he used it as a teaching moment for others.
November 25, 2019
Nearly 50% of New York City yellow cab drivers are from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India — they must face ride-sharing’s rise and increasing driver suicides, together.
April 23, 2019
The Oak Creek shooting at a Wisconsin gurudwara, the man who shot and killed an Indian man in Kansas, and the Sandy Hook shooting all affected South Asian Americans. Yet, South Asian Americans also fear how their identity implicates them, even when they aren’t guilty.
April 16, 2019
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