Naib Mian

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Naib Mian is a writer and journalist based in New York. He is currently a researcher at The New Yorker and has previously reported in San Francisco, Chicago, and Cape Town. In writing, he hopes to subvert traditional notions of identity through the lenses of geography, sexuality, and inequality and explore the ways in which we maneuver the boundaries they attempt to neatly trace across our lives. Follow him on Twitter @naibmian.


Cover Photo: A young South Asian man with a hand outstretched reaching out to the viewer
How My Community Showed Me I Could Be Both Muslim and Queer

“It was this Islam, the Islam of authenticity, community, justice, and love, that showed me how to be a truer version of myself.”

Sep 18, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Julian Meehan/Flickr
After Christchurch, My Grief Came Late

I chose to treat myself with ease—to not resist my natural response, but to sit with it, allow it to manifest, and reflect on why so many of us felt this way and what it could teach me.

May 01, 2019