Fariha TayyabCreative Writing & Documentary Photography
Fariha Tayyab is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Houston. As a writer and photographer, she often identifies as a storyteller who uses her creative writing and documentary photography to create and share narratives with others.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing, Fariha pursued a teaching license and has been practicing both her art and teaching for more than a decade. She has worked with elementary and high school students of all backgrounds in three states and three countries. In her early teaching years, she set up an E.S.L. program in Haiti and hosted her own creative writing summer camp for elementary-aged students. In Columbus, she has facilitated creative writing workshops with Healing Broken Circles at a correctional agency, Thurber House for school-aged campers, and Girl Scouts regional for teen girls. Additionally, her sessions around art and social change have taken place at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the Girl Scouts National Conference, Making Midwest, and Gathering all Muslim Artists. Her poetry has been shared in multiple venues including the Columbus Museum of Art with YWCA, Natalie’s Coal-fired Pizza for International Women’s Day, and Zora’s House for multiple events and as a writer-in-residence.
Fariha graduated from the United Way’s Neighborhood leadership academy in 2018 and Lincoln Theatre’s artist incubator program in 2019. In addition to performing in an ensemble on Lincoln Theatre’s main stage, she was asked to take photos and co-write the program for their 10-year anniversary celebration series. Like many of her fellow artists, Fariha believes in continuing education to practice and review her skill set and has taken classes at the New York Institute of Photography and the Arkansas Art Center.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adult