The Isolation Interviews - Fariha Róisín

Writer, Artist and Actress

The Isolation Interviews - Fariha Róisín on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Portrait courtesy of Fariha Róisín
The Isolation Interviews - Fariha Róisín on Violet Book Online (en-GB)
Australian-Canadian writer, artist and actress Fariha Róisín works in poetry, visual art and essays, among other mediums, to explore and affirm her identity as a queer Muslim woman. Fariha's first novel, Like A Bird was released this year, is an exploration of what recovery looks like after abuse and acts as a guide and salve for survivors. As she explained in a recent The New York Times interview, "I want people to come away reading this book and believe in survival - like, look at the possibility of what that is". Fariha - who recently joined Violet as Deputy Editor - shared a handful of the books, films and ideas which are keeping her company in isolation. We hope they can keep you company, too.

Films to Watch

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Atlantics
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The Life Aquatic Steve Zissou
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Shirley
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Ad Astra
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The Farewell
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In The Mood For Love
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These Birds Walk
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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind
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Books to Read

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In the Dreamhouse
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In Search of Our Mother's Garden
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Funny Weather: Art of Emergency
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Sex and Lies
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The Pedagogy of the Oppressed
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Carceral Capitalism
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Earth Democracy
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Braiding Sweetgrass
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Scenes of Subjection
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Some Things I Love Right Now

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Sunday Summer Day Pyjamas
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Albums to Play

I've been working on these different playlists

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Part 1
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Part 2
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Part 3
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Destinations & Experiences

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Great Interviews
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My Place onNowness is one of the best things ever
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Interiors
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