writer and designer based in the 6ix


about piper.exe

Tasneem Motala graduated from Brock University with a BA in English Literature and Classical Civilizations in 2015 before finishing the Publishing for Book, Magazine, and Electronic post-grad program at Centennial College in 2017.

That’s when she started her own indie literary zine, KROS Magazine, a publication that showcases the creative works of South and Southeast Asians living in North America. To know more about KROS, read her Origin Story on why the zine is such an important project to her. On top of being a passion project, KROS Magazine is proof of her capability to manage large editorial projects, plan community events, and meet tight deadlines.

As a writer and graphic designer, she focuses on clean prose and design befitting for each individual project and its specific needs. Her portfolio is twofold, full of articles and design work that bring her ideas to life. Creativity, collaboration, and a clear vision are always at the forefront when crafting something new for a client or otherwise.

current projects

.02 koropokoros

A chill streaming experience since Summer 2019.

I’m a variety streamer on Twitch, currently in the middle of building homes for my fave characters in The Sims 4.

My gaming journey started with a PSONE and a Gameboy Color, with games like Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, and Rockman.EXE. My favourite games nowadays are Nier: Automata, Final Fantasy, Animal Crossing, Devil May Cry, and Kingdom Hearts.

I stream Mondays and Fridays at 10pm EST! Follow for special 12-hour gaming streams on Wednesdays where I complete any percentage of something I have on my Steam Library!

.01 KROS Magazine

A literary zine that showcases the works of South and Southeast Asian authors and artists living in the North American diaspora.

Our mission is simple: KROS magazine is your platform to write about you. Or not necessarily you, but us, in whatever capacity that means to you. Maybe it's making a statement. Maybe it's creating a space. Or maybe it's nothing so grandiose at all—maybe your ethnicity, faith, or background is just incidental.

Doesn't matter.

All that does matter is this time, here, it's our #ownvoices telling the stories.


“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page”

Jodi Picoult  |  author