I am a Moroccan Canadian writer and magazine publishing professional. I have worked as an arts and culture senior editor for Toronto Life, an events manager for The Walrus (where I focused on developing programming for The Walrus Talks series that featured underrepresented voices), a business development and brand communications lead at Corporate Knights, and as an associate editor at Broadview. Currently, I am an editor at Strategy.
I have a Concordia University bachelor’s in literature and creative writing, a graduate diploma in book, magazine and electronic publishing from Centennial College, and a University of King’s College MFA in creative nonfiction, journalism. I write about social justice, immigrant narratives, and intersectional feminism. My writing has appeared in print and online publications including the Literary Review of Canada, Maisonneuve, Corporate Knights, The Walrus, Quill & Quire, Chatelaine, Broadview, Reader’s Digest, This, and Vogue Arabia. I was named one of the five RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writers in 2020.
With the grant assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, I wrote a nonfiction book titled Halal Sex: The Intimate Lives of Muslim Womxn in North America. The manuscript was a finalist for the second annual PRHC Best Nonfiction Book Proposal Prize. Halal Sex was released on March 21, 2023 by Penguin Random House, Viking Canada, and was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize. You can order Halal Sex here!