On being young, unmarried, and female in Pakistan | Yusra Amjad | TEDxLahore

by: TEDx Talks     Published on: 21 November 2017

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Through a combination of poetry and narrative, Pakistani poet Yusra Amjad talks about our perception of the institution of marriage. Yusra Amjad is a poet, writer and stand-up comedian from Lahore. She organises and performs with the Auratnaak Lahore troupe and has been published at Crossed Genres, The Rising Phoenix Press, Mongrel Books, The Missing Slate and others. Yusra is also involved with Girls at Dhabas, a collective aiming to reclaim public space for women. She believes in cultivating creative communities, in spoken word poetry, and in using both the written word and performing arts to subvert social hierarchies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx