Photo by Charles Davis

Hari Ziyad is an artist, the author of Black Boy Out of Time: A Never Coming of Age Story (Little A, 2019) and the Editor-in-Chief of the digital publication, RaceBaitR. They received their BFA from New York University, where they concentrated in Film and Television and Psychology.

Their work is informed by their passion for storytelling and wrestling with identity as a Black, non-binary child of Muslim and Hindu parents while growing up in Cleveland. Hari primarily creates art engaging with identity, race, gender and sexuality, ally politics and the arts.

Their work has been featured in Gawker, Out, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ebony, Mic, Paste Magazine, AFROPUNK, in the peer-reviewed academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, and in the anthology co–edited by Michael Dumas, Ashley Woodson and Carl Grant entitled The Future is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education (upcoming 2018), among other publications.

 

They are also a script consultant on the David Makes Man (OWN, 2019), the Managing Editor for Black Youth Project and an Assistant Editor for Vinyl Poetry & Prose.

Photo by Charles Davis

Hari Ziyad is screenwriter, the author of Black Boy Out of Time (Little A, 2021) and the Editor-in-Chief of the digital publication, RaceBaitr. They received their BFA from New York University, where they concentrated in Film and Television and Psychology.

Their work is informed by their passion for storytelling and wrestling with identity as a Black, non-binary child of Muslim and Hindu parents, while growing up in Cleveland.

Their writing has been featured in Gawker, Out, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Ebony, Mic, Paste Magazine, AFROPUNK, in the peer-reviewed academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, and in the anthology co–edited by Michael Dumas, Ashley Woodson and Carl Grant entitled The Future is Black: Afropessimism, Fugitivity and Radical Hope in Education (upcoming 2018), among other publications.

 

They are also a script consultant on the drama series David Makes Man (OWN, 2019), a columnist (and the former Managing Editor) of Black Youth Project, and an Assistant Editor of Vinyl Poetry & Prose.

© 2018 Hari Ziyad

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