Hari, a mid-twentysomething Cleveland native living in New York City, is a siren of change. But not just any change. The uncomfortable kind that requires us to go deep within ourselves and begin the hard but necessary work of unlocking the chains that bind us.  No matter how long it takes.

A Black, non-binary child of Muslim and Hindu parents, Hari continues to wrestle, question, and re-imagine: identity, race, gender and sexuality, ally politics and the arts. So that we can become brave to do the same for ourselves, and the world around us. Such work is necessary for change.

It is a requirement for us to understand that “the world that we have, know, and are taught, doesn’t have to be the only world there is. It isn’t the only world that ever was. We should be taking the time to create new worlds. Part of that is to go on these journeys of constant evolution into new beings that weren’t even possible before.”

There’s a lot we can learn from Hari. The articles that follow are just the tip of the tip of the tip of the iceberg. But if you get nothing else from this visionary, understand that we all have a role to play. In the fight for liberation. In naming our state of bondage. In creating the foundation for necessary, hard-fought, and hard-won change.

Experience Hari’s Pillow Talk journey below:



Masculinity & Blackness: Dismantling Systemic Oppression

Intimacy: A Community Goal and Experience

Creating. Reclaiming. Redefining. Freedom.