I am a freelance photojournalist based in New York.
My work focuses on women's issues, religion and social justice. My images have been published through Reuters, on The Guardian, The Atlantic, Elle, Nylon, and Conde Nast Traveller India.
I am a 2017 Overseas Press Club Scholar for my work on human right violations against people with Mental Illnesses in Indonesia.
I am a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where I focused on multimedia storytelling.
2017 - Overseas Press Club Scholar
Mental health in Indonesia is severely underfunded and has lead to facilities like the Yayasan Galuh being the only refuge from life on the streets or for families caring for their loved ones. In 2013, the Yayasan Galuh received funding from the local social services department but it was not even sufficient for basic food for the more than 200 people living in captivity.
Xochitl Flores falls asleep on her brother Etsio's shoulder on the bus on their way to school in Staten Island. The Flores' commute to Staten Island daily for school from Manhattan after they were relocated there upon entering the shelter system. Instead of repeatedly transferring schools as they moved from shelter to shelter, their mother decided that continuing at the same school regardless of where they were living. This has meant that their commute to school is two hours or more each way.
Huda Quhshi, with her daughter, Munaya, at the Day Without a Woman Rally in Washinton Square Park, Manhattan, NY. Quhshi is Yemeni American entrepreneur who has had to break cultural boundaries to open her salon, Le'Jemalik, a hijabi salon, in Brooklyn. She brought her daughter to the rally to teach her that women stand together.