“The woods is a place where I can escape the city, pollution, people, exchange O2 with the trees, make Dhikr (remembrance) of Allah, and be inspired to write a poem.”
Sumaiya, known widely as “Sumi Speaks” on her social media platforms, is a 22 year old Poet. She’s currently studying in Sudan for a year learning Arabic and will be launching a visual poetry book in a few months. Her book will talk about topics that are important to Sumaiya, such as 3rd wave feminism, consumerism, islamophobia, self-hate, stigma, and naturalism. Because of her work, Sumaiya suspects that she’s perceived as an outspoken and positive person and she hopes to be a positive inspiring person to the people who see her work and who are around her. Even though Sumaiya’s favourite quality about herself is that she’s extremely ambitious, the one thing she knows for sure is that “if you believe you can accomplish anything with Allah you will.”
What is your favourite hobby or pastime?
I love to write poetry, dance and hang out with friends.
Where is your favourite place to find yourself?
The forest or the beach