“A lot that you see in the stories we’re exposed to when it comes to queer Muslims is a lot of trauma. I’m hoping that by sharing my story, people can see that there’s also a lot of joy.” – Samra Habib
Samra Habib is a writer, photographer, and activist. As a journalist she’s covered topics ranging from fashion trends and Muslim dating apps to the rise of Islamophobia in the US. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Advocate, and her photo project, “Just Me and Allah,” has been featured in Nylon, i-D, Vanity Fair Italia, Vice, and The Washington Post. She works with LGBTQ organizations internationally, raising awareness of issues that impact queer Muslims around the world. We Have Always Been Here is her first book.
Samra’s book recommendation: Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
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