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About Samira

Samira Asma-Sadeque is a Bangladeshi journalist and poet in New York, covering topics including hate speech, immigrant communities, mental health, and sexual violence. Her work appears in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, HBO, and Al Jazeera, among other platforms. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School and previously published under Samira Sadeque.