Sumaiya Ahmed

A lifestyle journalist and writer, aiming to break down the boundaries of cultural stigma and shame attached to mental health and sexuality within the South Asian culture and bring marginalised topics to light.

Sumaiya specialises in sex and relationships, mental health, and PCOS. She has amassed a collaboration with BBC Asian Network’s Group Chat, speaking about Islamophobia, as well as HIV testing and the lack of conversation surrounding sex from the South Asian community. Sumaiya has written in various publications, including Metro, The Sun, The Curiosity Club, The Breakdown, and more.

She has previously written about sex in relation to both culture and religion, the questioning of faith, interracial relationships and the need for awareness on PCOS, amongst many other vital topics.

 Sumaiya is also the author of two poetry collections, Lost and Found and Reality, and a novel, The Art of Faking It.

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