The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes
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About the Author
Alya Mooro was born in Cairo in 1989. She has written for publications including Grazia, Refinery29, the Washington Post and the Telegraph on everything from social commentary and fashion to lifestyle. She holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology from City University and a Masters in Journalism from Westminster.
Alya runs the cult blog alyamooro.com and has collaborated with brands including Nike, ASOS and Absolut. She has guested on numerous national radio stations including BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra, where she was invited to speak about topics including the need for increased diversity in the media.
She is a representative voice both for her generation and for multicultural women everywhere and was featured in a spread in the August 2017 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, where she was selected as part of a new generation of 'globetrotting Arab women who embody [a] cosmopolitan legacy'.