Nargis Hakim Rahman is an award-winning Bangladeshi American Muslim writer. She graduated from Wayne State with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, and a psychology minor. She is passionate about community journalism in the Greater Detroit area. She hopes to give American Muslims and minorities a voice in the press.
Nargis worked as a Civic Reporter for WDET 101.9 FM with the Documenters. The program pays and trains citizens to take notes at public meetings to become more civically engaged. Documenters bring important stories into newsrooms across Metro Detroit.
Nargis is a fellow for the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) Archival Creators 2020-2021. Her project encompasses documenting oral histories of Detroit’s Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs.
She is also one of 15 fellows for the 2020-2021 cohort of Journalists in Aging Fellows Program by the The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Journalists Network on Generations where she reported on Detroit Bangladeshi older adults, especially women, and how local leaders combat misinformation in immigrant communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
She is a former journalism fellow for Feet in 2 Worlds/WDET 101.9 FM. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, NPR, YES Magazine!, Haute Hijab, Tostada Magazine, Eater, Model D, Detroiter Magazine, The Muslim Observer, Brown Girl Magazine, Metro Detroit Mommy, and more.
Nargis is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Michigan chapter. She is an alumna of the Wayne State University, Journalism Institute for Media Diversity.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @nargisthewriter