An award-winning artist and poet who uses arts to reach out and engage with audiences who feel their experiences are not reflected within traditional and mainstream arts. Described by Gal Dem (a vibrant zine for young women of colour) as a poet whose work ‘leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.’ Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ Published with Burning Eye Books, has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla (editor of the 2016 best-selling ‘The Good Immigrant’) as ‘a social political masterclass in its exploration of cities, cultures, race, food and family’.
One of the most talked about performers in the region, Shagufta K is a powerful and brave voice. Her vivid thought provoking work beautifully transports audiences to a world where gender, race, and culture are examined through a fresh, passionate and exciting perspective.
She has been performing and leading workshops for several years and has studied English Literature, Creative Studies and Gender Studies at Bath Spa University and Swansea University. She has an interest in Post-Colonial studies, representation of South Asian women in literature and national identity.