I’m Shaa’ista B. Sabir
I represent Black Muslim women in the south and other marginalized groups in the media through writing, digital storytelling, and content curation.
What I Love Doing
I have a background in social science, theatre, and advocacy through youth work; all of which have helped me become a better writer.
Masters in Creative Writing (Play and Screenwriting)
City, The University of London.
Innovative and Timely research on the experiences of Black Muslims in the US.
I've worked with Organizations including: C5 Georgia, Youth Foundation and
Empowered Readers Literacy Project.
Why It Needs To Be Done
My work focuses on exploring our commonalities through our differences by highlighting marginalized views.
5.1% of Hollywood Showrunners are Black, and Black writers only make up 17% of writer's rooms.
Most portrayals of Muslims are inaccurate, one-dimensional, and male-centered.
15% of film directors were women in 2019, the highest percentage in the last 10 years.