Founder & Editor
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 http://akeelaahmed.com and she blogs on the Huffington Post UK here http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/akeela-ahmed/
Contributor & Assistant Editor
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 http://evolutionlondon.me.
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 www.theinternaldebate.wordpress.com
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 https://ispeakinwriting.wordpress.com/
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 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 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: https://raisamalika.wordpress.com
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.
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 https://girlwithscarfblog.wordpress.com/
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.