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Volunteers and Contributors

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Maslaha's work would not be possible without the contributions and support of our wider Maslaha family.

We regularly call upon a dedicated pool of volunteers and contributors, ranging from artists and students to film-makers and actors, to bring the people power, expertise, enthusiasm and flair that we need to make our projects happen.

 

Hannah Habibi Hopkin is an award-winning London-based artist. Her work, which interrogates gender roles, religious norms and contemporary politics, has been displayed at the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2014, featured by the BBC and also formed part of Maslaha's two I Can Be She exhibitions in East London. Hannah was interviewed on our Islam and Feminism resource and recently collaborated with us to re-imagine an 18th century painting as part of our All We Are project. Follow her on Twitter @hannahhabibi
 

AK, pictured far right, is a regular facilitator of Maslaha workshops around entrepreneurship, aspiration and creativity and has spoken about our work on British Muslim TV. Maslaha first met AK through our collaboration with the Mile End Community Project, as part of our All We Are project. AK has since established his own creative start up, akreative project. Follow him on Twitter @AKreativeP
 

Kathleen Stokes is a former Maslaha project development adviser. She played an integral role in the development of our I Can Be She project and was involved in film-making, website and exhibition design and running workshops as part of the project. She now works as a senior researcher for Nesta UK.

Polly Gannaway, pictured left, is a former Maslaha project development adviser. She played an integral role in the development of our I Can Be She project and was involved in film-making, website and exhibition design and running workshops as part of the project. She now works as the Design and Digital Lead on the Social Investment and Finance Team at the Cabinet Office.

Catherine Crooke, pictured right, is a writer and researcher who has lived, studied, and travelled extensively in the Middle East. She has contributed various pieces of written work to Maslaha.

Alia Alzougbi is a BAFTA-Scotland nominated and award-winning performer. She recently ran a series of introspective sessions on  critical reflection at a Maslaha workshop around working with dvierse communities in medical practice at King’s College London. Follow her on twitter @AliaAlZougbi

Amena Amer, pictured second from right, is a PhD candidate in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, examining identity construction and negotiation of White British Muslims. Amena has volunteered as a workshop facilitator with Maslaha on a number of occasions, including an all-day session with Year 9 pupils at Kelmscott School in Walthamstow around consent and healthy relationships. Follow her on twitter @Dum_Di_Doo

Fayyadh Shamsuddin, pictured fourth from right, is completing a Masters at LSE in Social Policy, with specific interest in Corporate Social Responsibility. He has volunteered as a workshop facilitator at Maslaha sessions around working with diverse communities in medical practice.

Amin Habib, pictured third from left, is a second year medical student at King's College London. He initially got involved with Maslaha’s work through our All We Are project and recently volunteered as a facilitator at a workshop around working with diverse communities in medical practice at King's College London.

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Meet some of our talented volunteers and contributors