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Poetry and Art with Khairani Barokka

South Kilburn Studios, July 19, 2014


Fluid Beasts / Hija Beasts

There’s a tale I once told at a storytelling event in Penang, Malaysia, involving pee, Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, and being a ‘ho-jabi.’ The latter, by my definition, is a lady who wears a headscarf but ‘behaves inappropriately’ or really wants to get laid, and this is how I like to tease my past self. Don’t […]

July 21, 2014

Personal Narrative: Love, Sex, and (Dis)ability

Seeing and talking about differently-abled bodies in the mainstream media—positively—is rare. Even rarer is the portrayal of individuals with romantic and sexual needs and desires. For me, it was Marion Cotillard performance in the film Rust and Bone that struck a chord and I am eagerly awaiting depictions of differently-abled WoC. In today’s piece, Khairani […]

Performing at Eve and Mary are having coffee

I will be performing ‘Eve and Mary are having coffee’, a solo spoken word art show in London (Preview), the International Federation for Theatre Research World Congress at the University of Warwick (Preview Excerpt), Edinburgh Fringe.

July 14, 2014


I’d like to say hello to my new website!

June 9, 2014

Musim Durian

There is a culture of exoticising fruit, the ovaries of plant life, from certain tropical regions of the world. Consider the innumerable clichés and connotations associated with mango in particular, but also with papaya, rambutan, and guava. Or what people think of when they read the word ‘dragonfruit,’ in the same way that the words […]

August 7, 2013

About Me

A writer-performer, artist, and social strategist

Khairani Barokka (“Okka”) is a writer, performer, artist, and researcher/advocate of inclusive arts for people of all abilities. She is waving hello to you right… about… NOW.

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I recently got a chance to join this wonderful team of TEDxJakarta. TEDx is an independently created TED event, a sharing session from people who inspired us with their ideas and activities.


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