Lakshmi Sarah

Producer, Educator & Writer

Bay Area Artist Reimagines Disney Characters with the Hijab

By Lakshmi Sarah NOVEMBER 16, 2015 This article originally appeared in KQED Arts Maryam Masud has been drawing and doodling ever since she was a kid. And people are starting … Continue reading

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Aamer Rahman and the ‘Reverse Racism’ Joke Heard ‘Round the World

This post originally appeared in KQED Arts. By Lakshmi Sarah EVENT INFORMATION Aamer Rahman Sharp, funny observations on politics and race. APR. 13, 2015 The New Parish Details and tickets … Continue reading

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Meet the Kalette, the newest hybrid vegetable in town

Kale is annoying. Not only as a cultural concept, but preparing it can be tedious: Washing it, cutting out the stems, cooking it with enough spices — but not too … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black Love and Reclaiming a Place in History

This post originally appeared in KQED Arts. It’s February, and all across the U.S., events celebrate Black History Month to honor African-American contributions to society. In Oakland, the country’s most … Continue reading

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Hidden honey: A standard for what’s in the jar may be on the way

Jars of honey line the walls of the Bee Healthy Honey Shop, in Oakland, California. The shelves are shaped like honeycombs and the sweet scent of nectar is overwhelming. Honey … Continue reading

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Pop-up African home, in an Oakland park, marks Ethiopian and Eritrean New Year

Using the stories and voices of Ethiopian and Eritrean taxi drivers as inspiration, ten Bay Area artists have created a special pop-up art installation called “Home Away from Home” on … Continue reading

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China’s “Christmas village” – where 60% of all Christmas decorations are made.

Produced for AJ+ December 12, 2016 Turns out Santa's real workshop is China's “Christmas village” – where 60% of all Christmas decorations are made.https://t.co/ryYrWajplq — AJ+ (@ajplus) December 11, 2015

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This Gum Cures Islamophobia

Produced for AJ+ June, 2016 This Gum Cures Islamophobia: Think your neighbor’s a terrorist? This gum can help.

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360 Video: A Change is Gonna Come

Produced for KQED Arts, May 8, 2016

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Live Coverage: Burlingame, Ca

Photo and video live coverage for Fusion. "He's trying to divide us!" Listen up, folks – Captain Mexico has something to say. #CAGOPconventionhttps://t.co/oIJkQNBxrT — Fusion (@Fusion) April 29, 2016 "We … Continue reading

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Alejandro Nieto’s Parents Speak Out

Assistant produced for AJ+ (produced by Wendi Jonassen, art by Dolly Li)

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Can Outsiders Make Films About India in an Honest Way?

Written for KQED Arts, April 14, 2016 Sold tells the story of a 12-year-old Nepali girl trafficked to India for sex slavery. The film is based on a book for … Continue reading

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Reimagining Black Lives Matter & Black Panther Icons

For North Gate Radio, April 2016

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Students Reimagine Black Lives Matter & Black Panther Icons

Bay Area teens Jessica Hairston and Camille Schmitt have been learning a lot about identity lately, through experiences like watching Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza, on Youtube videos and meeting … Continue reading

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Culture Cue: How Do We Save the Artistic Soul of the Bay Area?

Written for KQED Arts, March 10, 2016 What is an “artistic” soul and how do we nurture one for our communities, our cities and our broader region? As a Bay … Continue reading

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Migrating Through Experimental Sound and Samosas on Mare Island

Written for KQED Arts, February 24, 2016 The first piece in the Feb. 21 Re:Sound Migration show on Mare Island began with a scene of water gently undulating to the sound of waves. … Continue reading

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