Anushka Ataullahjan is an emerging poet whose poetry has been published in This is World Town, From the Root Zine, and Women and Environments International Magazine. In 2019, she was one of the winners of the Read at the Fringe Contest at the Eden Mills Writers Festival. Anushka was the recipient of a 2019 Ontario Arts Council Recommender grant. She is also an alumnus of the Voices of Our Nation (2018) and Winter Tangerine (2019) workshops. Anushka’s artistic practice seeks to document the stories of women that are obscured from the dominant discourse. As a trained critical ethnographer, Anushka’s poetry explores equity and gender. Her poems invite readers to witness. She believes strongly that witnessing is a political act, particularly as a woman of colour. For her, this practice has started at home with  documenting the stories of her own family. Her more recent work is  informed by her experiences living in her ancestral village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa conducting ethnographic research for 13 months.