Mohammed Fayaz was born in 1990 in Brooklyn. He was raised in the Jamaica Estates and Middle Village neighborhoods in Queens. As a young adult, he channeled his creativity into art, with a particular focus on depicting people of color. Mohammed created early promotional materials for the group Papi Juice, which was founded to celebrate queer and trans people of color, and became one of their core organizers. See this narrator’s full biography and oral history.
Oral History Clips:
Mohammed Fayaz reflects on how his sexuality affects his relationship with his family.
Mohammed Fayaz describes his experiences as a gender fluid child in a traditional Muslim family.
Mohammed Fayaz describes the diverse community of Muslims he met through group chats and social media.
Portrait of Mohammed Fayaz.