Reema Zaman

Reema Zaman | TMM Talent

Meet Reema

  • 5'4"
  • 0 US
  • 8
  • Brown
  • Brown

Fun Facts about Reema

Reema Zaman is an award-winning writer, TED speaker, actress, screenwriter, and author of the critically acclaimed memoir I AM YOURS, and the forthcoming dystopian novel, Paramita. I Am Yours has been adopted into the curriculum of several high schools through an Innovation Grant from the Oregon Department of Education, and is being adapted into a movie. Reema is also the creator and writer of the TV show SNAP.

The New York Times states that "Zaman writes beautifully of the pain and frustration of being a woman in a man's world, an immigrant in a world suspicious of outsiders." Along with her appearances on Cheryl Strayed’s Dear Sugars podcast and Layla Saad’s Good Ancestor podcast, Reema is best known for her TEDTalk, “The power of your no and the authority of your yes.”

As noted by Forbes magazine, Reema's life and career have been "A fabulous trajectory of powerful transformation." Reema’s work has appeared in Vogue, Ms. Magazine, The Guardian, Salon, Shape, and other leading outlets. A "spellbinding performer of exceptional presence," Reema is a renowned speaker and has been performing worldwide since she was six years old. 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. Reema is credited with coining the term "immigrant abuse" and has joined forces with the nation's leading advocacy organizations to mobilize change in policies that impact immigrants and survivors of abuse.

Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, Reema graduated with degrees in Theater and Gender Studies from Skidmore College, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner and their rescue chihuahua, Fia the Fierce.