I like to say that Secret Behavior is a contemporary art publication that is focused on the human condition… I didn’t want to do another art magazine that was full of intellectual insider artists’ speak. I just wanted it to feel a certain way. I wanted it to be intimate.
I used to wear short skirts, short dresses, let my hair down and all that, but when I turned nineteen I decided to cover up, dress up a little bit more modestly: long jeans, long sleeves, turtlenecks to cover my neck, and scarves to cover my hair. I love my scarves; they’re a part of my identity as a Muslim woman.
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.