Promiti Islam

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Promiti Islam is a writer and educator based in New York City. The daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, Promiti learned early on of the power of language for community mobilization and in amplifying narratives pushed into the margins. She seeks to uplift the nuanced ways in which we experience the world through culture, diaspora, alienation, and a sense of belonging through her writing. She has received fellowships and support from Kundiman and the VONA/Voices workshop. 


Cover Photo: Red and yellow petals adorn the floor at the feet of women in brightly colored saris
A Gay Gaye Holud for Two Bengali Brides

Promiti Islam on queerness, Bengali-American identity, and the complexities of family acceptance,

May 27, 2021