Biography

Kashmir Maryam is a British internationally-acclaimed Author and Spoken Word Poet. Kashmir is featured in the award-winning documentary film ‘We Are Poets’, where she performed outside the White House at ‘Brave New Voices’- the world’s most prestigious poetry slam competition. Since then, Kashmir has published her most recent book ‘Nafsi: Jihad Upon my Self’, in which she addresses some of the greatest misconceptions about Islam, through poetry and prose.

Kashmir continues to deliver inspiring speeches, as well as performing her poetry on national and international stages. Through her spoken word, she encourages the need for self-empowerment through spiritual cognizance and altruism, in order to ignite global change. Kashmir also co-founded The Strangers– a non-profit organization that is devoted to clearing up misconceptions about Islam, through the art of spoken word poetry.

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