She Speaks We Hear

Bringing women's voices together, unaltered, unadulterated


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




Elizabeth is a young British Muslim and human rights activist. She has been passionate about human rights and socio-political issues since discovering Amnesty International when I was at school. She also loves discovering other languages and cultures and travelling. She went on to study languages/translation and human rights at postgraduate level, including some study within Islamic Studies. She converted to Islam whilst in her final year at university. Her  main interests include women’s rights, children’s rights, religious/cultural/linguistic rights, minority, refugee and migrant rights and issues surrounding post-colonialism, immigration, multiculturalism and both intercultural and interfaith work.

You can follow her  blog and see the contact page for more details.

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!” Follow her blog 

Anjum Peerbacos



Anjum Hussain is an experienced teacher and educational consultant, a key figure in local politics and a contributor to The Times (TES).
Anjum has taught in schools in London for twenty years. She has also been involved in advising the Chinese government on implementing creativity and alternative curriculums for students across the ability spectrum. Her experience has spanned from teaching children of underprivileged backgrounds and placing them at Oxbridge and Russell group universities, her ability to see the potential in all the young people throughout her career has ensured that students have fought the odds and go on to fulfil their potential, beyond even their own ambitions. A recent student has just interned as the first female Somali intern at Number 10 Downing street.
Anjum has developed and delivered materials for schools to use on Islamaphobia and is currently working with the Runnymede Trust on making migrant stories more widespread in the curriculum.
Anjum’s recent work has been involved in local politics where she has been actively involved in the local CLP as Vice-Chair in charge of the growing membership. During her time as Vice Cahir for membership the local membership close to doubledin size. Anjum has been asked to stand for the role of councillor on a number of occasions by local MPs including the current Shadow Minister Dawn Butler. Anjum has met with local MP Gareth Thomas, to discuss the school cuts that are currently being experienced by schools in Harrow and also nationally. Anjum Has also been heavily involved in holding her own MP to account for the Islamaphobia which occurred during the mayoral  campaign last year.
Anjum writes regularly for TES (Times Education Supplement), on issues ranging from Prevent in schools to Homework and its impact on family life. Her most recent project has been devised through the Institute of Education and University College London titled ‘Dwelling Together’ or. ‘Dwelling in Diversity’. This culminated in the creation of a short film which has been devised to use as a training tool and a resource for schools when discussing the ideas around race and diversity.

Aamna Khokhar


Aamna Khokhar is determined to equip people with the tools to strengthen communication, regard and love within their relationships. She helps people overcome destructive thought patterns, obstructive emotional responses and manage stress and anxiety. She believes that the management of these can help people heal their relationships and reclaim their self-worth and improve their lives. With a background in Psychology spanning 20 years and a qualification in life coaching Aamna has chosen to specialise in Relationship Coaching. She works with individuals as well as in groups and runs workshops on self-development and the creation and maintenance of healthy relationships, including finding love. She has recently begun creating e-learning modules allowing individuals to work at their own pace and leisure to ensure that self-development is a pleasurable part of their everyday lives.