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Poet Fatimah Asghar: Penning Raw, Omitted Histories

DOPE Magazine headed to Portland’s famous Powell’s City of Books for a reading of poet Fatimah Asghar’s newest book, “If They Come For Us”. In it, Asghar reflects on the loss of her parents, confronts body image and impossible beauty standards and explores gender identity, sexuality, colonization and violence — raw, powerful literature from the perspective of a Muslim-American. In this interview Asghar shares lessons she’s learned and her inspiration for the Emmy-nominated web series, “Brown Girls.”



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Luna Reyna

Luna Reyna believes in the power of journalistic activism and social responsibility. As a writer with DOPE, she tackles many social justice topics that often do not receive the coverage they deserve within the cannabis industry, as well as issues of inclusivity regarding race, gender, class and the LGBTQ communities (to name a few). Luna is also the editor for a magazine called Earthlings Entertainment, serving everywhere from British Columbia on down the north west and pushing east as the progression continues. Earthlings Entertainment challenges the status quo through artistic expression and creative inspiration. EE is committed to curating, highlighting, and sharing only the most intelligent, intriguing, original, and downright edgy releases in Hip Hop and the genres that Hip Hop is a progression of, as well as the umbrella of Electronic music and its sub genres. She also works with The Colossal Collective, a rad group of creative creatures that design larger-than life-puppets you may have seen at one music festival or another.