Janani Blasubramanian is a self-proclaimed “queer South Asian writer and futurist,” who performed the piece “Trans/national” at a variety of spoken word slams and performances  in April of 2013 (including the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.) This piece is a powerful examination of the intersection between race, national identity and gender identity. Blasubramanian has an amazing and important voice and we need to listen. “I do not have words for this process of your becoming/but I will work around it with art and love.”


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