"Another time, I saw Samiya Bashir at a conference. Everybody in the room was sort of buzz buzz. I was sitting on the floor, it was packed. The panel was a beautiful hodge-podge of topics. And as she prepared to speak, she had veiled her head in fabric and her eyes were closed. When it was time to speak, she passed around a piece of paper. “Tear some off,” she said. “Share it with your neighbor. Nibble on it. Eat it. Hide it in your clothes.”
Read the rest of Aisha Sabatini Sloan's keynote for NonfictioNOW 2017 in Reykjavík, adapted here for Lit Hub.