Artist bio

My name is Zahida. I am teacher at a Christian high school in my country. While I may not read via apps each day, I attend morning assemblies (sometimes plan them), mass and assist students religiously as a Religious Knowledge/Ethics teacher. As a past pupil of the institution, I had had the privilege of being taught by some of the best Christian and non-Christian teachers who have instilled in me a sense of spirituality that has guided me to this stage in my life. As an avid reader, I enjoy reading scriptures of all religions and drawing the positives from them. I love sharing that in my classroom and relating it to my field of expertise- Physics. My passion for writing and film and my desire to pursue that path has led me to enter this competition, in addition to the need to impart positivity to my students and peers. Growing up in a multi-faceted country and home, my father would often quote verses from the Bible, in trying to teach my siblings and I the light and guidance of God. Writing has been my first passion. Now I find film making equally exciting. I aim to become better so I can appeal more to my visual learners and instill in them the lifelong lessons I have and continue to learn.


The Poui Tree



Artist Statement

The poui tree is a large tree that usually bears pink or yellow flowers for a season in the tropics before losing its leaves for the rest of the year. Even in the midst of very little moisture it grows, resistant to most insects and pests. It blooms brightly often towering over other trees.

How it fits into contest

The poui stands tall, even as the grass and soils has been cleared around it, making it resilient even in the face of pests and strong winds. Like an armor, the poui tree provide much shade and can protect the denizens of animals and plants that exist below it.

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