“She possesses steely determination brightened with streaks of playful whimsy.…at the core of her worldview of often harsh realities is a quiet tenderness. For Nijla, these are not contradictions, but invigorating tensions like Frankie Beverly and Maze’s 'Joy and Pain. Sunshine and Rain'. This high contrast is what drives the best of her work."
-Douglas Kearney, Award-winning Poet/Writer
*“A Ribbon Around A Bomb” is a famous quote related to the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Throughout Nijla’s artistic journey, she’s sought inspiration from Frida Kahlo’s life, her work, and from this quote, as it relates to her writing, films, and personality.