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Building Solidarity Amongst Black x Brown Communities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission

 

The BlindianProject is a collective of dreamers, healers, visionaries, and thought-leaders. We aim to inspire the Global Majority through creative storytelling and placemaking to live unapologetically and authentically.

To date, our work has been featured in international publications such as The BBC World News, The Lily (Washington Post), Psychology Today, The Times of India, BBC Asian Network, and many others.

Vision

Become the hub of Black x Brown culture

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Jonah Batambuze

Founder & CEO

Jonah Batambuze is a Ugandan-American, interdisciplinary artist, storyteller, and founder of the BlindianProject. His experiences as first gen born in Chicago and raised in the cornfields of central Illinois are the foundation of his work today, centered around; community, identity, and belonging.

As an adolescent, Batambuze found community while immersing himself in Hip-hop, Basketball, technology, and pop culture. And, at 21, he met an Indian princess (now his wife) while studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland, which led him to create the BlindianProject years later.

 

Batambuze is a creative placemaker working across various mediums, including painting, installation, performance. and moving image. His artwork is often participatory and celebrates marginalized identities by making them feel seen, valued, and heard. Through Batambuze's research of colonial histories, he threads shared narratives, and  everyday rituals  to inspire unity among the Global Majority.

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Managing Editor

Ayesha is a Pakistani-Swiss polyglot and multigenre creative with a background in Sociology. She is a collector of all things brand, people, and storytelling.

a freelance writer and editor by day and a theatre student by night, her focus revolves around crafting identities, building community, and solving unsolvable problems. Alongside working as the Managing Editor, Ayesha will work on other #BlindianProject strategic activities.

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Creator 

Arsheen Shamaila is a poet, writer, and journalist originally from Pakistan but now based in Toronto. In the past, she has worked as an associate producer and line producer for various national and local radio shows. Her responsibilities included pitching, researching, interviewing, writing scripts, and more recently, on-air newsreading. 

 

Arsheen is driven by a passion for social justice and creating positive change in her community. She uses her experiences and life lessons to narrate untold stories that are often hidden under taboos.

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