Why Together – A Sign Language poem by Sahera Khan
Watch on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/ecfmo2HCSC0
Sahera Khan is Muslim, Deaf and British South Asian. Her native language is British Sign Language.
Sahera’s poem Why Together? was published in the Together! 2020 poetry anthology and has now been filmed in British Sign Language for Sangam Festival.
The poem will be premiered on our Radio Sangam YouTube channel at 12 noon on Friday 23 July.
‘Sangam’ means to come together, and Sangam Festival is run by Communities Together, a social enterprise that supports local communities and brings people together, so this poem resonates strongly with our Festival and our organisations aims and approach.
About Sahera Khan
Sahera was born in the United Kingdom and now lives in London; her parents were born in India/Pakistan.
Sahera is a freelance writer/creator, artist/actress, filmmaker and YouTuber. She also does occasional support work with D/deaf children.
“The Class Clown Award” Wonky Table Theatre Company
She is a member of 1623 Theatre Company.
She is a trustee and Media Relations Officer for the Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association, supporting D/deaf Ethnic women and girls to achieve better quality of life, rights, education and employment.