BIOGRAPHY

Sanah Ahsan is a Queer Pakistani Muslim Womxn, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Spoken Word Artist, Channel 4 Reporter and TEDx Speaker. She is also active in social justice and community spaces.

 

Her performance journey began with BBC Words First, and has taken her to the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She recently won the Outspoken Prize 2019 in the Performance Poetry category for her piece "My Dua is Love." 

 

Sanah works closely with grassroots organisation Jawaab in tackling Islamophobia, and her activism has involved collaborating with organisations such as Human Appeal and Childline.

 

She is currently conducting research to deconstruct whiteness within clinical psychology, whilst developing community projects promoting further dialogue around QTIPOC, young people’s mental health, and spaces for queer muslim womxn.

 

Sanah was a reporter on / presented "Young, British and Depressed," a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that aired in July 2019. Her recent work includes being a Consultant and Speaker on the "Women Of Colour and Mental Health" panel at the 2020 Women of the World Festival, as well as hosting a conversation at The Tate Modern about Queer Muslim Women's experiences. She has most recently featured in a BBC2 performance film 'The Way Out' with Omid Djalili and Caleb Femi, performing her poem "Come As You Are."

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