Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Both her visual art and writing frequently explore themes such as feminism, body politics, racism, and pop culture with an affinity to horror. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Journalism Program, she has published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt, This Magazine, Torontoist, Huffington Post, and has been featured on Buzzfeed India, Buzzfeed Canada, CBC, Flare Magazine, Mashable, and Shameless. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Born in Dubai, Shafi’s family immigrated to Mississauga, Ontario in 1996, and she currently lives and works in Toronto. Her first book, It Begins With The Body (Book*hug, 2018) was named by CBC as a Poetry Book of the Year.
Hana Shafi’s latest work is Small Broke, and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World, also published by Book*hug, and we’re excited that she will be a guest in this year’s virtual BookFest Windsor on October 17th.