Art

As Radio Rani, my collages are living artifacts of reflection, threading together meditations on liberation, community, and spirituality. I stitch archival images with the visual details of scrapbook kitsch to offer commentary on current moments and movements. My artwork has been featured in publications like The Juggernaut and displayed at the Institute for Contemporary Arts / Boston. Most recently, I was the inaugural #BreakdownTheBakwaas resident artist at Mango and Marigold Press, developing a visual art series that unpacks how the South Asian community in the U.S. can act now for Black liberation.

“joy is dangerous” 〰️ it’s said that with Her smile, Kushmanda Devi created the entirety of the universe. galaxies, planets, and stars blossomed from inky nothingness, and all the other deities manifested from the generative power of her Joy. she is radiant as the sun, where she resides. 🪐💫💥

and it helps me understand why people are scared of womxn, trans, and nonbinary folks of color who are thriving. who are living expansive lives. who birth communities and culture. because we are independent from external validation, and we create from nothing—and that is dangerous to the status quo.
When I liberate myself, I liberate others. If you don’t speak out ain’t nobody going to speak out for you.” Feeling Fannie Lou Hamer’s words on a physical and spiritual level today. Thinking of all the people I know who didn’t just put it all on the line during this election, but have been doing the gritty, beautiful, painful, tenacious work of building relationships—communities—cultures—movements since long before.