ایمان سلطان

Iman Sultan

is a writer and journalist, covering politics, activism and culture. She grew up around Philadelphia and in Karachi, Pakistan, where she is originally from. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera, National Geographic, Longreads, ELLE, Playboy, Input Magazine, ZORA Magazine, LA Review of Books, and many other notable publications.

Sultan is interested in the intersection of culture and politics, social movements, and the way in which identity is used to make art and fashion. She has covered the fear of hate crimes in the American-Muslim community after Trump’s election win, how women at a university in Pakistan faced surveillance and sexual harassment, the complex transmission of “Aladdin” throughout centuries, and more. She is an expert at magazine design and also does photojournalism. Her photo essay, “London Protests Trump” was exhibited at Clix Gallery in 2017, and she is currently writing a comic series about superheroes in South Asia.

A 2018 graduate of Temple University in Political Science, Sultan was a community organizer during her time at school, cultivating a safe space for Muslim women on campus, and also participating in solidarity activism for Palestine and Black Lives Matter. In 2016, she helped organize the Black Radical Tradition Conference, and she has spoken widely at different events related to justice.

Keep up with what she’s doing on Twitter and say hi to her here.