Thahitun Mariam is a poet, writer, activist and community organizer. Brought up in a rural village in Bangladesh for the first six years of her life, then settling in a working-class community in the Bronx has been pivotal to understanding the inspiration behind her creative work. From her immigrant background, she delves into topics of displacement, identity formation, migration and social justice. She is a 2017 recipient of the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Literary and Performing Arts with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a founding member of the South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective (SADAC) and a former Advisory Board Member for BxArts Factory. Her poem "Balady: Love of One's Country" was featured on Global Citizen's Women Poets series for April 2017 National Poetry Month. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from St. Lawrence University."