Farah Billah is a contemporary painter and poet from Sacramento, CA.
Widely recognized for her photo series Coriander Cats, her work has been featured on Buzzfeed, Pop XO Daily, HYFN, The Dhaka Tribune, and NBC News. She is the author of Wrong Turns Lead Here, her debut collection of poetry in the United States.
Her poems have been featured in literary publications such as The Metaworker, The Rising Phoenix Review, Black Napkin Press, and Six Seasons Review. She has performed poetry at Poets of Color, Cal Endowment, Sol Collective, Sofar Sounds, Planned Parenthood, and the 2018 California Democratic Party State Convention. In 2018, she exhibited her paintings at Sol Collective, Sacramento, CA for her first solo art show - Tigress Mind: A Space Peculiar.
She paints and writes because the world is a strange place and she was given hands. Heavily influenced by surrealism, Mughal paintings, Bangladeshi culture, the animal and botanical kingdoms, love, loss, and the resilience of her mother. Her work is a quiet attempt to be honest.
Farah is currently scraping out the inside of her brain in New Orleans, LA.