Plus-size model, author and activist who runs the fashion and lifestyle blog Beauty and the Muse.
She wrote her first novel when she was 17. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University.
She is a Muslim feminist, and is a staff writer for muslimgirl.com.
She was married from 2006 to 2016.
In August, 2018 she was the face of a Simply Be UK campaign with Felicity Hayward.