Samira Sadeque is a Ridgewood-based Bangladeshi poet and journalist. She covers immigrant communities, hate speech and gender violence in both her journalism and poetry. Her poetry appears in Button Poetry, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Black Horse Review, No, Dear, In Full Color anthology and elsewhere. She is a Brooklyn Poets fellow, a Best of the Net nominee and an alum of Tin House Workshop, Winter Tangerine and Cave Canem. She is currently part of a production with All Arts TV’s “First Twenty” program, where a series of her poems are featured along with other artists, paying homage to the cultural shifts of the first 20 years of the decade.