The layers within us and the shared histories that connect us are often negated, diminished and denied.

My aim is to explore the depth and breadth of my own story, of the human story and of all that exists - to re-excavate the severed links, that, once re-membered, reveal a vision of existence that is more compelling in its complexity and that is more whole in its admission of all that remains unknown.

My name is Durkhanai Ayubi. I write to interrogate the layers within myself and to decode how these layers connect with, and are a reflection of, the fabric of existence.