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Tasneem, also known as Hoodrat Feminist, is an actor, writer, and digital content creator, exploring themes of Black Feminism and Womanism in her work. 

Here are samples of her previous work. 

Tasneem - Growing Through It

Tasneem - Growing Through It

I wrote a Letter, and I would love if you would read it: I’ve been told to enjoy my twenties since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to be grown, cause that’s when the fun would begin. Now at 23, this doesn’t feel like a time that permits joy or even provides space for it. My older loved ones often try to keep me from making the same mistakes they made, but while trying to figure this life thing out I’ve realized it’s all just trial and error. This journey is one where you figure out what works and what doesn’t. Who stays and who goes. What art matters and what doesn’t. My mother has worked some form of a 9-5 job since she was 16, and she hasn’t stopped working since. She didn’t want that for me, so I didn’t have to work through art school. She paid some out of pocket, I took on some debt, and my talent got me a 40% scholarship. After school, I worked so many odd jobs, I mean imagine me working retail, in an Amazon warehouse, some of your fave restaurants. I saved a cute coin, and spent it. I’m a full-time creative now, but I’m poor. While being poor I’ve learned what I can and can’t live without. I gotta eat, so I buy groceries. Cooking is something I enjoy doing and hope to get better at. I gotta get fly, so I spend hours at thrift stores piecing together looks that make me feel good. Shout out to Dollar Thursdays at the Goodwill. Social anxiety has caused me to lose so many friends, but I need them. Most of the relationship pain I’ve experienced has come from friendships ending. They rarely come with an explanation. I don’t like to go out, so I have to be able to hold space at the crib. Gotta have a crib, so rent has to be paid. I have to have a partner through this, someone who sees what I see, someone who understands my values as I do there's, someone to f*ck, someone to love on… Thank God for Dante. I need to be able to express myself through different artistic mediums, especially MUSIC, which led us right here, right now. I don’t have money for studio time so thank you Truth, one of my favorite rappers. He worked hard to buy himself a new mic and gave me his old one cause he believes in me. My mom fronted the money for the rest and I paid her back. Dante went half on a computer, and we’ve been able to build a makeshift studio. I thought that was all I needed, until it was time to actually make the music. The little money I did have I came to producer n*ggas with it in hand, one n*gga stole from me, another one ghosted me, and one was honest enough to tell me he wasn’t interested. After that experience I tried to find Black woman artists to work with, and that disappointment hurt even more. I refuse to give up. I don’t have any musicians in my circle, cause my circle is a period. During art school I studied and started to grow into Hoodrat Feminist, but I wasn’t simultaneously making musical friends, especially not in the drama school. I had dreams of jam sessions and the music that would come out of those sessions, but here we are… The internet has given me a tribe I could’ve never imagined. This project I’m sharing with you is this story in song cycle form. I come from a musical theatre background and my heart is in live arts. I thought this would be the best way to introduce myself. My name is Tasneem, and this is Growing Through It, my musical. I’d like to invite any and everyone to enjoy what I’ve been able to write over beats I’ve searched the internet for. If you enjoy what I did here, just know there’s more in store if I can get some help. If you didn’t like it, I said I need help. I’d love to be pointed in the right direction. _ _ _ _ If you enjoy please LIKE, SHARE, & most important SUBSCRIBE! 😅 Follow me: Instagram: Twitter: Follow the Team! Dante's IG: Dante's Website: #HoodratFeminist About Me: 💕 Student of Black Feminism 🎓 East Orange, New Jersey Native 🍊 Libra ⚖️ I recently graduated with my BFA in Dramatic Arts (May 2018), from The New School! Stay tuned for upcoming projects, music, videos, updates, & apparel. Email me: - - - - - - If you'd like to donate to make this all happen here's the cashapp link,$TasneemNathari
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