Synopses & Reviews
It is time.
It is time to free our voice.
To speak is a revolution.
For too long, through the most intimate acts of erasure, women have been silenced. Now, women everywhere are breaking through the limits placed on us by family, society, and tradition. To find our voices. To make space for ourselves in this world. Now is the moment to reclaim what was once lost, stolen, forsaken, or abandoned. I Am Yours is about my fight to protect and free my voice from those who have sought to silence me, for the sake of creating a world where all voices are welcome and respected. Because the voice, without intimacy, will atrophy. We're in this together. You are mine, and I am yours.
“... More than a memoir; I Am Yours a spiritual guide... Poetic, healing, and so necessary." Gemma Hartley, author of FED UP: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
“Astonishing — as light as a healing wand, and as deep as honesty can go. Reema Zaman has the voice and wisdom of a leader.” Rene Denfeld, author of New York Times bestselling The Child Finder
“Reema Zaman’s precision and ability to capture the nuances of emotional abuse and how we process and carry trauma is remarkable. The clarity and emotion of her prose is engaging, ethereal, and yet so relatable.” Erin Khar, author of Heroine
“From the first word to the last, this story is phenomenal triumph of one woman's body and voice rising up and through a culture that would quiet her.” Lidia Yuknavitch, best-selling author of The Book of Joan
About the Author
Reema Zaman is an award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Narratively, The Rumpus, B*tch Magazine, VIDA, SHAPE, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Zaman was selected as the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and serves as serve as Ambassador and Mentor for Girls Inc., Pacific Northwest. In Spring 2019, Zaman and NY Times bestselling writer Lidia Yuknavitch will kick off the first of their annual panel and reading series, “Women, Power, and Writing: Authoring a New Anthem,” co-hosted by Literary Arts and Corporeal Writing Center. Born in Bangladesh, raised in Thailand, and presently residing in Portland, Oregon, she holds a double B.A. in gender studies and theater from Skidmore College.