Hi, I’m Hanan, also known as The Mad Muslimah.
I am a multidisciplinary artist, creative writer, community arts educator and, creative writing instructor living in Tkaronto/Toronto. I also identify as a Lebanese-Canadian Shi’a Muslimah Feminist and Mad Pride Activist. I have a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.
Through my intersectional and interdisciplinary artwork, I hope to push boundaries, question arbitrary binaries, dispel stigmas, and shatter stereotypes. My primary mission as an arts educator is to provide accessible arts education to marginalized communities with a special focus on crafting safe, empowered spaces for Muslims, individuals with mental health challenges, folks with disabilities, and BIPOC youth to discover and enhance their writing and art skills.
When not writing or creating art, I enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction novels, overanalyzing things, photo-blogging, dancing with faeries in the woods, and drinking copious amounts of tea
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“When the writing fit came on, she gave herself up to it with entire abandon, and led a blissful life, unconscious of want, care, or bad weather, while she sat safe and happy in an imaginary world, full of friends almost as real and dear to her as any in the flesh.”
— Louisa May Alcott