I’m a London-based 4-time award-winning freelance writer and journalist.
I regularly write for a broad range of titles across digital and print in the UK and the Middle East. These include VICE UK, i-D, Dazed, HUNGER, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29UK, Time Out London, Stylist, Grazia, Happiful Magazine, Huck, AnOther, Another Man, The Book of Man, BALANCE, Bustle, BBC Three, Little White Lies, GQ Middle East, Vice Arabia, Middle East Eye, The New Arab and more.
My journalism focuses on a range of topics: marginalised communities, contemporary faith, women’s rights, British identity, race, LGBTQI+ issues, social issues, British South Asian culture, Arab womanhood 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.
Recent nominations include the ‘New to Freelancing Award’ at the IPSE Freelancer Awards in May 2019, the ‘Media’ Award at the Women of the Future Awards in November 2018 and the ‘XCity Award for Outstanding Journalism’ at City Journalism in March 2018.
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’m a contributing author of the Amazon #1 best-selling anthology ‘It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race”. This was published by Picador Press in February 2019 and is available to order from Waterstones here.