sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

The Team

Afak Afgun
Managing Editor and Writer
Afak is a 3rd culture kid who is fascinated with brains. She studies cognitive neuroscience and works with autistic people in Norway. She loves creating gifs and puts sriracha sauce on everything.
Rana Husseini
MENA Editor
Rana Husseini is an internationally recognized award winning journalist and human rights defender who broke the silence of "honour" crimes in Jordan. She is the author of 'Murder in the Name of Honour'.
Burcu Gener
International Outreach Coordinator
Burcu is a Political Science and IR graduate from İstanbul, Turkey. She refers to herself as an unstoppable optimist, and is a keen travelholic and a yoga lover. One of her main passions is photography.
Mediah Ahmed
Deputy editor & columnist
Mediah is a British Pakistani Muslim, born and bred in London! She has a PhD in Biophysics in relation to Dentistry and is totally obsessed with theatre!
Joanne Payton
Deputy editor-in-chief
Joanne is our token minority. She has a PhD in criminology and two lovely daughters. She lives in South Wales and cuts her own hair.
Deeyah Khan
editor in chief
Deeyah Khan is the founder of sister-hood and the CEO of media and arts production company Fuuse. Her talents include film-making, eating pancakes, and Punjabi insults.