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Laiqa Miriam

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Laiqa Miriam is a Kashmiri-East Londoner, with over 7 years of experience working in social justice informed creative spaces. She is a researcher, designer, facilitator, and integrative therapist in training at the renowned Minster Centre.

 

Laiqa has a plethora of diverse experience across industries; from transnational FMCGs to the third sector, and everything in between. Across all her roles, she draws from her research background in Critical Race Theory, Complex Trauma and Intersectionality, and her work typically focuses on improving the lives of marginalised communities by:

 

Building research that tackles barriers by developing, organising, and implementing ideas, practices, people, and resources in service of collective liberation.

 

Storytelling design that improves representation by sharing community stories, culture, and histories through art, media, and movement.

Healing participatory engagement that tends to intergenerational and current traumas caused by oppressive systems, policy, and practice.*

*Roles guided by Deepa Iyer's Building Movement Project. SM, © 2020 Deepa Iyer. All rights reserved. All prior licenses revoked.

Education

2022-Present

THE MINSTER CENTRE

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling

[Accredited by BACP]

2021-2022

THE MINSTER CENTRE

Foundation in Intergrative

Psychotherapy & Counselling

2018

THE TERRA FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN ART
Sponsored research
 

2016-2019

PARIS COLLEGE OF ART

Bachelors of Arts in Design Management

2015-2016

ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION

Foundation in Architecture

"(In)Habiting the Intersectional Flesh: Misfitting Merleau-Ponty’s perceptual and embodied intersubjectivity to find home in the ‘multiplicitous’ body."

Awarded a Distinction.

 

"Crossing Kashmir’s Intergenerational Borders: Unpacking the internal objects of forced migration ancestral baggage from a Kleinian lens.'"

Awarded a Distinction.

"Entering through the side door of Trauma: Integrating Attachment Theory and Body Psychotherapy in healing ‘Cancer-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.'"

Awarded a Distinction, and sat on the D&I Committee.

"The Black & White American Dream: A study into re-establishing the image of Women of Colour in Art and Society."

Awarded the Terra Foundation of American Art x PCA Research Project of 2018.

"Highlighter, the Intersectional Manifesto:  Intersectional discrimination in the UK's Creative Economy."

Awarded a 4.0 GPA for thesis, and 3.8 GPA overall. President of the Student Council, and sat on the D&I Committee.

Artwork curated in AA "Projects Review" Exhibition in London, "Design & Make" Workshop in Hooke Park, and "Lugo Land Photography" Workshop in Italy.

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