Tanvir describes herself as a novelist, researcher and associate lecturer in creative writing, and also a “sensory photographer and dreadful poet”.
She is sight-impaired “but looks fully sighted and can – in some situations – bluff it in the sighted world. Earlier on in the deterioration of my sight, many people refused to believe I had a problem. That made life rather unpleasant for me and I would like to explore this space with a view to empowerment as opposed to shame and anxiety!”