Spotlight: Ladan Osman

Ladan Osman is the author of Exiles of Eden (2019) and The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony (2015), winner of the Sillerman Prize. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, and several documentary film projects are forthcoming in 2020. She lives in Brooklyn.  Name: Ladan Osman Occupation/Role: Writer and filmmaker What did you want to be when you were growing up?  It seemed like a zany plan but all I ever wanted to do … Continue reading Spotlight: Ladan Osman

Spotlight: Ummy Ali Hassan

This week we spoke to Ummy Ali Hassan who is the founder of UMMY THEBOSSLADY cosmetics. The make-up line is targeted towards women of all ages and includes various products such as eye shadows, liquid eyeliners, eyelashes and liquid lipsticks. The liquid lipsticks in the collection all have Muslim female names because they’re named after her female relatives. For more information on UMMY THEBOSSLADY products, … Continue reading Spotlight: Ummy Ali Hassan

Spotlight: Hanna Ali

This week we spoke with Hanna Ali who is a writer, Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London where she specialises in Afro-Arab identity. Hanna is a former Radio Presenter and was listed as number 4 in BuzzFeed’s “21 Black British Muslims You Should Know About” in 2017 and was a part of Trailblazing Muslim Women in 2018. She is the Director … Continue reading Spotlight: Hanna Ali

Spotlight: Anisa Hajimumin

This week we spoke with Anisa Hajimumin who is the former Minister of Women Development and Family Affairs in Puntland, Somalia. Ms Hajimumin accomplished many great feats during her time as a minister, which include ensuring the passing and implementation of the Sexual Offence Bill in Puntland, establishing the Alternative Care Policy (a policy meant to ensure the creation of homes and care services for … Continue reading Spotlight: Anisa Hajimumin

Spotlight: Miski Osman

This week we spoke with Miski Osman, a twenty-something-year-old who was born in Stockholm, raised in between London and Nairobi and is now living in Mogadishu. Name: Miski Osman  Occupation/Role: Communications Specialist  What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I always knew that I wanted to come back to Somalia and play a role in the rebuilding of my country, but I wasn’t … Continue reading Spotlight: Miski Osman