Reema Zaman

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Reema Zaman is an author, screenwriter, and speaker. Her books include the critically acclaimed memoir I Am Yours and Paramita: A Dystopian Matriarchy. She is the creator and writer of the TV show Snap. I Am Yours was adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Department of Education. The New York Times states that "Zaman writes beautifully of the pain and frustration of being a woman in a man's world, an immigrant in a world suspicious of outsiders." 

For media appearances, Reema is best known for her interview on Dear Sugars with Cheryl Strayed, her interview, Speaking as a Revolution on Layla Saad’s Good Ancestor Podcast, her interview on VICE News' Strongman and her TEDxTalk, "The power of your no and the authority of your yes.” All of Reema’s podcast appearances can be found here.


As noted by Forbes magazine, Reema's life and career have been "A fabulous trajectory of powerful transformation." Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms. Magazine, The Guardian, Salon, and other leading outlets. A "spellbinding performer of exceptional presence," Reema is a renowned speaker and has been performing worldwide since she was six years old. She was the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow, two-time RACC Award recipient, and has won multiple other grants and awards. She is also facilitates the award-winning Become a Good Ancestor Book Club.


Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, Reema graduated with degrees in Theater and Women's Studies from Skidmore College, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her rescue chihuahua, Fia the Fierce.

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