Today, we’re sharing Hana Shafi’s playlist for People You Know, Places You’ve Been!
Join us in listening to this wonderful playlist curated by Hana Shafi, author of People You Know, Places You’ve Been, Small, Broke and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World and It Begins With the Body!
Hana selected these songs to accompany her new book—take a listen before, during, or after reading.
Find the full Spotify playlist here.
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. She’s published articles in publications such as The Walrus, Hazlitt and This Magazine, and has been featured on Buzzfeed, CBC, Flare Magazine, and Shameless. She received the Women Who Inspire Award from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women in 2017. Her first book, It Begins With The Body was selected by CBC books as one of the best poetry books of 2018. Her second book, a compilation of essays and illustrations from her notable affirmation art series, titled Small, Broke, and Kind of Dirty: Affirmations for the Real World came out in 2020. Hana and her family immigrated to Mississauga from Dubai in 1996, and she now lives in Toronto with her two cute, but sometimes annoying, cats.