Interview of Fainan Lakha

Fainan Lakha is a student at Columbia majoring in Comparative Literature and Society. She grew up in a Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community in Seattle and became involved in the Oneness University associated with Tony Robbins before coming to New York and discovering philosophical materialism and Marxism. She is heavily active in current social movements and, in this interview, describes her vision of a trans politics that reaches beyond visibility.

Date of Interview:

July 13, 2017

Location of Interview:

Kent Hall, Columbia University

Place of birth:

Kirkland, Washington



Interviewed by

Elliott Maya

Summary by

Boyda Johnstone