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.
About the Author
Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, speaker, actress, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I am Yours. I Am Yours has been adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Board of Education. Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms., The Guardian, Salon, Guernica, Longreads, Shape, and elsewhere. She was the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and is currently partnering with the International Rescue Committee and Girls Inc. to serve crucial causes and empower the next generation of leaders. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, she currently lives in Oregon.
As the only Reema Zaman in the world, she is easy to find on social media. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter and learn more at reemazaman.com.
"Reema Zaman's keenly-felt, lyrically-written and artfully structured memoir, I Am Yours, joins a rare group of books that can lay claim to being 'transformative'... You feel empowered and awed by her strength; in full respect, all you want to do is wish her the limelight. Zaman has arrived." —Chaya Bhuvaneswar, author of White Dancing Elephants
"The strength of the narrative portrays how a person who has contended with enormous tragedy can summon the resolve to confront and rise above it, and courageously share it with others... Memoir fans will appreciate Zaman’s journey." —Library Journal
Response to Reema's NYT book review by author Zoë Bossiere in Brevity Magazine's blog. —Brevity Magazine, https://brevity.wordpress.com
Interview with Gerri Ravyn Stanfield —Guernica Magazine, https://www.guernicamag.com
"Reema teaches us a new way to think about self-love and self-care... She teaches us that something magical—perhaps revolutionary—happens when we engage in dialogue with ourselves: we close the hyphen between the self and something good." —Julie Moon, The Rumpus
Interview and promotion of upcoming appearance at Storyfort literary festival —Interview, Boise Weekly
Coverage of Reema's reading at Storyfort in the Boise Weekly —https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/bws-treefort-2019-playlist-reema-zaman-and-writing-as-an-antidote-to-female-silence/Content?oid=17698022
Guest star and interviewee on the Feminist Book Club podcast —https://www.feministbookclub.com/i-am-yours/
Interview: Q&A with author —Syracuse Post-Standard, https://www.syracuse.com/living/2019/04/qa-with-author-reema-zaman-who-embraces-readers-with-i-am-yours.html
"I Am Yours is one of those rare books that begs to be devoured and savored in equal measure. It’s more than a memoir; it’s a spiritual guide." —Gemma Hartley, author of FED UP: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward
"Public speaker Zaman debuts with the powerful account of how she grew from being a voiceless girl to a woman with a confident 'roar'... This lovely work of hope and resilience will resonate with women struggling to find their voice and place in the world." —Publishers Weekly