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About the speaker

Jinahie (“my wings” in Arabic) is an Egyptian-American spoken word artist and psychotherapist. She has been a featured speaker for TEDx, HBO, United Nations, Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Department of Education, and was a featured performer during a showing of the Pulitzer-Prize winning drama, Ruined, during which she had the honor of performing for Michelle Obama. Jinahie has shared the stage with the likes of Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Smokey Robinson, and Angela Davis. In her spare time, she enjoys learning useless facts, feeding her carnivorous plants, and people-watching people who people-watch other people.

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Performance by comedian and storyteller Vijai Nathan thanks to our “Wake Up Call!” partners at Little Salon!

Vijai’s stories have been featured on NPR’s “Snap Judgment” And “Invisibila” Live. She’s is a contributing writer for The Washington Post Magazine’s Date Lab.

She has performed throughout the U.S. and was featured at festivals in Montreal, Singapore, South Africa, London, and Trinidad. She has the honor of being one of the few South Asian artists to be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian, Library of Congress & Constitution Hall in Washington D.C.

Vijai’s humor springs from her experiences of growing up as a “foreigner” in America- despite the fact she was born and raised in a suburb of Washington D.C. She lovingly and hilariously talks about growing up as an Indian in America, dating, cultural clashes with her parents, and the racism she dealt with as a child and now as a comedian.