Salma El-Wardany

Born in Egypt and raised in the North of England, Salma El-Wardany returned to Cairo just in time for the Arab Spring. Between protesting and fighting in the revolution, she started a blog to document her adventures, angst, and the Muslim experience. She’s crazy, mad passionate about ideas of belonging, and predominantly writes about how we belong, and how we find and manifest our identity when it is made of so many differing, and often contradictory, factors.

Returning from Egypt she entered the corporate world in London, only to find it far less fulfilling than revolutions and writing, and so eventually broke free and set up her own business. By day she runs a successful marketing company, by night she’s finishing her debut novel, writing poetry and fighting for a new narrative surrounding Muslims, and by every second of the day or night, she’s fiercely fighting the feminist fight.