PORTFOLIO

An archive of all my bylines and media appearances.
Commission me: sumaiyaahmedwrites@gmail.com


OSUGA

Halloween Dates Ideas For You & Your Boo
Your Vagina & You: How To Take Care Of Your Vulva
Let’s Talk About PCOS
Breathing Life Back Into Your Relationship: Keeping the Spark Alive

LACUNA VOICES

I was taught sex was a sin

HELLO GIGGLES

My Parents Are Making Me Feel Guilty For Loving Someone Outside My Religion

Thaen X

What Happens After The Bidaai: Unpacking Consent In Marriage

Head Above The Clouds [in print]

Behind The Sex: A Look Into Fucking For Validation

SULK MAG

Erasing sex toy stigma in South Asian culture

THE SPILL

Racism Among Immigrants Is Real, and It’s Our Generation’s Job to End It

THE CURIOSITY CLUB

Being a woman in this world shouldn’t mean fearing for our safety every day

METRO

I ended up in hospital after the first time I had sex
I was taught to believe solo sex is a sin — but it’s not shameful 
I stopped wearing my hijab because I was scared for my life 

THE SUN – FABULOUS MAG

I ended up in hospital the first time I had sex – there was so much blood, the bed and bathroom looked like a crime scene

THE BREAKDOWN

Islam Helps Me To Embrace Self-Care — This Is How
How To Have Sex Again After Experiencing Trauma
The Benefits Of Mutual Masturbation
In Conversation With Supporting Humanity, A Mental Health Charity
The Best Journals For Anyone Who Needs Some Self-Care
The Best Coping Strategies For Dealing With A Breakup
How To Take Care Of Yourself When You Have PCOS
The Best Scented Candles For A Relaxing Evening
Why I’m Over Comparing Myself To Instagram Models
My Mum Tracy Beaker: Let’s Talk About Justine Littlewood’s Storyline
Is There A Link Between Food And Fertility?
How To Bring Sex Back Into A Sexless Relationship
Are Aphrodisiacs Legit? How Food Can Improve Your Sex Life
15 Companies Offering Amazing Meals This Valentine’s Day
The Best Vegan Chocolate For Valentine’s Day 
Why It’s Important To Talk About Sex And Masturbation
What Is The Link Between Gluten And Depression? 
Good Foods To Eat When You Have Inflammatory PCOS 
10 Delicious Foods (That We Love) That Can Boost Your Immune System 
I Went Dairy-Free For Good — This Is What I’ve Learned So Far 
My Favourite Foods That Make Me Feel Better After A Breakup 
How Sugar Right Before Bed Affects A Good Night’s Sleep 
The Relationship Between Food and PCOS: What You Need To Know 
7 Of The Best Mocktail Recipes, For Anyone Who Doesn’t Drink (Or Just Doesn’t Want To) 

MEDIUM

Holding Onto My Roots In An Interracial Relationship
Love Is A Smoke Raised With The Fume Of Sighs
10 Mood Boosting Foods Your Kids Will Eat
Comfort Foods From Different Cultures
Brown Boy Privilege
Sex Education Series: Consent Is Sexy
I Spent 2 Nights At The Hospital After Having Sex For The First Time
Keeping A Relationship Healthy When You’re Around Each Other 24/7 Is Tough
Sex Education Series: how having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome affects more than just the menstrual cycle
The Strangeness Of Bad News
When Should Sex Really End?
Unpacking Bridgerton On Sexism And Consent: How Far Have We Come?
My first Christmas was different from the romanticised version in my head
Sex Education Series: Different Types of Discharge
Why I cried when my boyfriend bought me Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

THE OPINION PANEL

We need more support and information on PCOS 
Why I still listen to Taylor Swift 
Gilmore Girls, Growing Up and Getting Out 
Diversity in Children’s Books & Why We Need to Do Better 
How to recognise and let go of a toxic friendship 
How to Fall in Love Again (and Keep It Healthy) 
The 3 Lessons I Learned Over 3 Years 

A THOUSAND LIVES

Book Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas 
Having Books As Friends Doesn’t Make You Weird 
‘A Court of Mist and Fury’ Explores Relationships and Healing 
Jacqueline Wilson’s Impact and the Power of Representation 
The Book that Changed How I See Relationships 

OTHER WORK

Here are some more places where my work has been featured

CLITBAIT

Times Two: a short story
Break the taboo: on sexual abuse, hypersexuality, and cultural stigma 
Sex, Religion and Culture 
The Brown Girl’s Guide to Moving Out
Dear past me, you’ll learn to love yourself amidst the chaos 

THE LIPSTICK POLITICO

From Regency to Reality: Viewing South Asian Culture from the Mirror of Bridgerton

ELOQUĒNTIA MAGAZINE

The Cost of Fast Fashion and the Power of (Small Business) Lingerie

FGRLS CLUB

The Complexities of My Muslim Faith 

NEW GRAD

Being a Mature Student and following an unconventional timeline 

WOMEN’S REPUBLIC

All is Complicated in Faith and Love 
Cleaning doesn’t mean I’m not a feminist 
Let’s Talk About Mental Health 
Izzat and Sharam: The Enforcers of Silence

KETTLE MAG

5 beauty products every student needs in their makeup bag 

OTHER MEDIA
APPEARANCES

I spoke with Sandra Godley on BBC CWR, in November 2021 about interfaith relationships and the cultural/familial difficulty it brings to the surface. (2:39:01)

I spoke on the BBC Asian Network radio show, Group Chat, in February 2021 about South Asian attitudes toward HIV, getting tested and conversations surrounding sex.

I appeared on the BBC Asian Network radio show, Group Chat, in October 2020 to talk about my journey with the hijab, taking it off and facing Islamophobia.

Contact me for commissions

sumaiyaahmedwrites@gmail.com