She Speaks We Hear

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Akeela Ahmed

Founder & Editor

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Akeela Ahmed is an equalities campaigner with over ten years experience providing support to vulnerable individuals with complex social and mental health difficulties. She sits on a national level government working group on anti-Muslim hatred, is the Muslim Family Specialist with the Christian Muslim Forum, and holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies. Follow her on Twitter @akeelaahmed read her personal blog at and she blogs on the Huffington Post UK here

Aliya Zaidi

Contributor & Assistant Editor

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Aliya Zaidi is a self-confessed geek, blogger, foodie and mum. Prior to motherhood, Aliya worked for 5 years in online marketing. Aliya has a passion for eating out and healthy food; basically, she will try anything as long as it’s halal. Follow her on Twitter @aliyazaidi or read her digital marketing blog at

Sabrina Mahmood


Sabrina Mahmood

Sabrina Mahmood has always loved writing and poetry. She began her blog as on outlet for all the internal questions which we all turmoil over. She also wanted to represent the true meaning of her faith, showing people the peace and love it teaches, and how it allows her to face theinternaldebate. Follow her on Twitter @sabrina01m or read her personal blog at

Roszeen Afsar



Roszeen Afsar graduated in Politics & Geography (Combined Honours BA) at Newcastle University. She is a painter and creative writer. Follow her on Twitter @Roszeen You can check out her work on Instagram @inkyartbyroszeen and her personal blog 


Hafsa Guled


Hafsa Guled

Hafsa Guled is a 19-year-old aspiring writer and social advocate. She hails from the Midwest, specifically South Minneapolis, MN and loves to hate her town. She has published some poems and articles here and there but hopes to solidify her work before graduating from college. Her Muslim- American identity means the world to her. Halsey and Nicki Minaj are also her idols. You can follow her on Twitter @QUESADILLABABY

Robina Saeed




Robina is an energetic 20 year old Human Geography student from Manchester. She enjoys writing in a matter of fact and casual tone, sharing insights in politics, social life, religion, peace and war.  She has a Youtube channel raising awareness of conflicts worldwide, as well as an easy-to-read personal blog ‘Robina Writes’. You can also follow her on Twitter @ROBtotheINA

Raisa Butt



Raisa is a London born -Hong Kong raised – Pakistani currently working as a secondary English teacher but her love for writing both creatively and academically has never wavered. Her particular interests lie in exploring concepts of gender, feminism and multiculturalism in works of fiction, non-fiction and in the pieces she writes about wider societal issues which affect young Muslim women today. She blogs at:

Liz Arif-Fear


Liz Fear

Liz Arif-Fear is a writer/blogger, development professional and human rights activist. As founder of “Voice of Salam” (Voice of Peace), Liz writes on a range of social, political, human rights, intercultural and interfaith issues, aiming to spread a message of peace, tolerance and unity. Liz is particularly passionate about addressing key issues affecting women, children, refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities and addressing both extremist and Islamophobic rhetoric.

Sharmeen Kidwai



Sharmeen is a 25 year old medical graduate, which makes her a doctor. She graduated in 2016 and has since moved to India, with her husband (2017). She is a Canadian by nationality, but was raised in the middle east for most of her life. She has always loved to write. Only recently though she has realised she can make a difference by choosing her words just right. She says she is “trying to do my bit for the world and those in it, little by little!”


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