I’m a London-based 4-time award-winning freelance writer and journalist.
I regularly write for a broad range of titles in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East. These include Vice, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29UK, DAZED, Time Out London, Stylist, Grazia, HUNGER, Happiful, Huck, Noisey, AnOther, Dazed Beauty, Bustle, BALANCE, BBC Three, Eater, Munchies, Little White Lies, Another Man, The Book of Man, SLEEK Magazine, Middle East Eye, Vice Arabia and more.
My journalism focuses on a number range of topics: marginalised communities, contemporary faith, women’s rights, British identity, race, LGBTQI+ issues, social issues, British South Asian culture and more. My writing portfolio can be found here.
To date, I’ve won four awards and have been nominated for 14 others. In July 2018, I was awarded the ‘Young Stationers’ Award for Journalism and Communications’. In October 2017, I won ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ at the GG2 Leadership Awards. In November 2016, I won ‘Best Feature’ at the End Violence Against Women Media Awards, where I was the youngest journalist in my category.
Nominations include the ‘Media’ Award at the Women of the Future Awards in November 2018, the ‘XCity Award for Outstanding Journalism’ at City Journalism in March 2018 and ‘Freelance Journalist of the Year’ at Medical Journalists’ Awards 2017
I’ve also made several appearances on national TV and radio, including BBC Asian Network, BBC Four, BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and Sky News. I’ve also chaired and appeared in journalism panels in both the UK and abroad. This includes chairing a panel at the University of Oxford in February 2018, as well as the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy in April 2017.
I’ve written a chapter in the anthology: “It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race”. My essay, “Eight Notifications”, is set in 2016 and explores the challenges I’ve faced as a Muslim journalist in the UK in the weeks following the Brexit referendum and my experiences of attending a conference held by a far-right political party. This was published by Picador Press in February 2019 and is available to order from Waterstones here as well as other leading bookshops/retailers.