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.

Notes: This site has been reborn, and is being fed with a backlog of motherly website milk. All old stuff will be on here at the end of June. In the meantime, Please Enjoy the Resurrection.

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  • ::: grunt work on the go :::

    November 26, 2013

    Hello again, for a brief interlude; a thali-sauce-soaked update written from Mumbai! It’s my 11th city in four countries in the past month. Wowza. Managing the health as best I can, and having fun doing it. I’m here working on a few nonfiction writing and consulting projects, as well as looking to the future, and [...]

  • Cover story on Student Globe!

    May 21, 2013

    Thanks for cover story, The Student Globe! Our community’s goal totally is to get people, especially young people, to see disability as something with lots of positives… And poetry as the most non-boring thing in the univahhhrse!

  • Video of Emerging Writers Festival – Q&A with Okka

    Emerging Writers Festival – Q&A with Okka

    May 21, 2013

  • Khairani Barokka, Seniman Disabilitas

    May 14, 2013

    Thanks, Cita Cinta magazine! in latest issue… Big purple caption says, “Art has to be appreciated by all. don’t let lack of opportunities or facilities prevent artists with disabilities from creating or appreciating art.”

  • Transmissions 001 // Durian Amok: mztek & mz baltazar’s laboratory

    April 12, 2013

    This is my podcast transcript for The State, originally published on: http://www.thestate.ae/podcast-female-trans-hacker-spaces/ Okka [C] converses with Stefanie Wuschitz [R], director of Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory—which is “a weekly event in Vienna, specifically for persons who call themselves women or trans—and Sophie McDonald [L], one of the organizers at MzTEK, which is a non-profit organisation with the aim [...]

  • In Cleo Malaysia’s Career Column

    March 28, 2013

    Apparently I’m in the Career section of CLEO Malaysia’s April edition, talking about my jobby job, AKA i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t sh*t hustlin’, art and advocacy.