About Us

Our Team

Aishah Alam

Aishah Alam

Founder and President

Salaam and peace family!

My name is Aishah as I wanted to use my social work learning to build my Muslim community. I wanted to share what the true Islam in a way which powerful and authentic.

I am also a mother of two hobbits (a hobbit is a small human like creature with big feet and curly hair) and I am working on my debut novel.

We all need some positivity in the world, we hope we can do our part.

Kashmir Maryam

Kashmir Maryam

Co-Founder and Vice President

Salaam all! Kashmir here.

My vision for this movement is a community of active Muslims who are empowered by their Muslim identity and who use it to revive the true Islamic spirit. I want to platform torchbearers of Islam. I am a Spoken Word Poet and was featured in the movie ‘We Are Poets’, which captured my journey as a poet. I continue to perform on national and international stages, encouraging the need for self-empowerment, and the betterment of the self in order to make global change through my spoken word. I’m excited at what is to come.

Hend Hegazi

Hend Hegazi

Publishing Department Head

Hend Hegazi is an Egyptian-American author, writing coach, and freelance editor. She is also the Editorial Director of Muslimah Writers, an online organization dedicated to helping women writers reach their highest potential. As an editor, Hend helps authors of poetry books, children’s books, novels, and non-fiction tighten their stories and improve their craft. Hend provides her coaching clients with the support and accountability they need to achieve their writing goals. Her three novels, Normal Calm, Behind Picket Fences, and Even in the Breaks, explore the expansive themes of love, forgiveness and sisterhood. Hend currently lives in Egypt with her husband and four children. To learn more about her editing and coaching services, please visit www.hendhegazi.com.

Board Members

Danielle LoDuca
–Everfit Valley

Hend Hegazi
– Author of ‘Even In The Breaks’ and Writing Coach

Hager Shawkat
– Sauti Yetu Center for African Women


Imam John Starling


Our Vision 

A world that appreciates authentic Muslim voices.


Helping Muslim creatives find and amplify their voice.

Our Values


We will have the courage to try new things even if they seem strange to others. All works we produce will be original pieces. Though no idea is ever totally original, the way we put a piece of work together urges new ways of seeing and doing things to achieve our vision.

Faith Based

The direction and choices we make as organization are guided by the Quran and the Sunnah of our final messenger Muhammed (peace be upon him).


We will respect differences of opinion whilst being authentic to ourselves. Criticism is an opportunity to improve. Truthfulness is our banner and excellence in all we do is our blueprint.


We collaborate, we create, and we unite with Muslim creatives around the globe to work towards the common goal of using our art to mobilize a movement which facilitates positive changes in the world. Gratitude is the attitude of abundance of all good within our conscious community of creatives.


Our art heals. It repairs and through faith-based practice and guided artwork, we become whole in our identity as Muslims and humans.

Help us make a difference

(The Strangers Poets Inc are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with federal tax ID 47-2528213. Your donations make a HUGE difference. 

All donations are tax-deductible)