Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Sumaiya Ahmed is the founder and editor-in-chief of Poised, which is a platform for womxn and LGBT+ identifying creatives to amplify their voices and talent, celebrate and empower themselves, and find a home in a space welcoming their stories. Poised is a community built on starting conversations on everything important, destigmatising topics surrounding sexuality, womxnhood, culture, and so much more. Poised was started to create change and make an impact.
Sumaiya aims to break down the boundaries of cultural stigma and shame attached to mental health and sexuality within the South Asian culture. She is a writer and freelance features journalist, with bylines in Women’s Republic, The Opinion Panel, Clitbait and more.