Khudai Tanveer (They/Them)

Project Manager

“Mashallah I claim them all
my country is made
in my people’s image
if they come for you they
come for me too…
I see you map
my sky the light your lantern long ’til all of us are free, none of us are free.”
 

Fatimah Asghar, If They Come for Us 

Khudai Tanveer (they/them) is a Project Manager at Cook Ross. This Pakistani-born, queer, trans, fat, Muslim southerner from Richmond, VA, sees their work as a Project Manager as the brain of this body of clients, holding many pieces together in a way that improves their functionality. 

Complimenting their knack as a visionary to lead projects to completion, Khudai brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as an activist in the areas of Gender – both the Binary and Beyond the Binary, Sexuality and the Shift with Gen Z, LGBTQ+, and Non-Black POC Allyship to our team.

Being on the receiving end of so many“-isms,” Khudai believes that Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility work is a responsibility. They remark, “It feels selfish to walk away while others hurt, struggle and die. Therefore, we do this work because my liberation is tied to your liberation. It is the fabric of who I have chosen to be, in relation to the folks that exist around me.” This Gen Z – femme – immigrant is laser-focused on leaving this work a little further along than when they got it, sharing the load with others along the way. 

When Comcast is not interviewing them on national TV about living on the intersections of Queerness & Islam, you can find them cooking as a form of rebellion. This protest started young and serves as a catalyst for processing big emotions. They demonstrate weekly through their food pop-up, Desi Dish. This 2019 Advocate.com Champion of Pride (reppin’ the state of Virginia) enjoys long walks on the beach…if by long walks on the beach, you mean having extensive conversations about how we can all do our part to make the world more inclusive.

Even though this Gen-Zer of color has grown up in a world that is addicted to distraction, they find themselves constantly and thoughtfully exploring everyday moments with the purpose of actually experiencing them.

“Mashallah I claim them all
my country is made
in my people’s image
if they come for you they
come for me too…
I see you map
my sky the light your lantern long ’til all of us are free, none of us are free.”
 

Fatimah Asghar, If They Come for Us