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Our Authors

Anse Tamara Gray is the founder of Rabata, an organization dedicated to promoting positive cultural change through individual empowerment, the spiritual upbringing of women by women, and the revival of the female voice in scholarship. She is classically trained in traditional Islamic subjects and works tirelessly to remind women of the joy that is intrinsic in a life of faith.

Najiyah Maxfield was raised on the windswept prairies of central Kansas and converted to Islam in 1988. She taught English and history for 12 years before writing her YA novel, Sophia’s Journal. After 9/11, she was commissioned to design and present a year-long series of seminars on teaching about Islam to Kansas City, MO public school teachers. Please visit her at http://on.fb.me/1tbH4xV

A.M. Ramzy was born in England and is a graduate of Oxford University, where her degree allowed her to delve into the depths of classical and modern Arabic and Persian literature. Whilst her studies fueled a love of poetry she had demonstrated form an early age, it was her stay in Damascus in 2010 that inspired her to write her own. Brewing Storms is her first collection of poems.

Hiba Masood is a Canadian-Pakistani writer, storyteller, and speaker. Apart from running her wildly popular Facebook page (Drama Mama), she is also a columnist for Muslim Matters. Currently based in Karachi, Hiba runs Happy Place, and enrichment center for women and kids, where she holds story, art, and yoga session centered around her primary passion, children's literature. Hiba is also a founding partner of Veritas Learning Circle, Pakistan's first Waldorf-inspired early education school, and the author of Aiza and Alina.

Hoda Hadidi (illustrator) is an award-winning illustrator, painter, poet, and writer. Since earning her BA in Graphic Design from the University of Art, Tehran, she has published more than 50 books in Iran, the United States, France, Italy, Denmark, Japan, China, the United Arab Emirates, and more.