Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed plays at the intersections of pop and politics through a variety of mediums and actions. Motivated by her Bangladeshi and Muslim upbringing in Southern California, she started her career as an activist by creating a political voice for those most marginalized in the backlash of September 11th. In 2004, she founded South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), a national organization that organizes South Asian American youth to have a political voice and get involved in the electoral process. She continued on to have a twenty year career as an electoral organizer,┬ámobilizing over 500,000 Asian American & Pacific Islanders voters to the polls using in-language culturally competent tools. Since the early 2000s, she’s been writing on the internet – tackling the topics of seeking love, familial grief, South Asian history, Desi music, social justice activism, and finding faith through her essays, poetry, audio narratives and screenplays.