Anna Talhami is a poet, storyteller, artist, teacher, activist and sacred provocateur. Her work has appeared internationally: on film, stage, in print, in national museum and gallery exhibitions, and on TV, including ABC Family, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), MTV and many others. She has recent poetry in Rattle and Life as Ceremony. This past year, she has performed her poems on WBAI’s Radio Bloomsday in New York City and at the 2019 Theopoetics Conference in Oakland, California, among other events, and she was invited to create installations of her writing as text-based art at the Alena Museum and at Omni Commons. She has developed, written, directed and produced documentary series, including on transgender advocacy and youth imprisonment. While innovating in creative spaces, she has created, organized and participated in peace building and collective trauma healing in the US, Middle East and Europe.
Anna has navigated important issues of our time from print to broadcast to social action while running departments for production companies, major networks and non-profit organizations. Her work has appeared on ABC Family, MTV, Vh1, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), WE: Women’s Entertainment, A&E, Biography, and many others. She specializes in building bridges towards a more loving world.
The educational short film she directed, Becoming Henry, is now at the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., following a film festival and museum tour across the U.S. Her art for peace and human rights have shown in galleries in the U.S. and Romania.
With her partner, she co-founded the Bahebak Project, to change the conversation to love.