Hafsah Faizal has made women everywhere proud by becoming the first niqabi woman to have made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The American author was the mind behind the fantasy fiction, ‘We Hunt the Flame,’ a bestselling novel.
A sequel of the novel is ‘We Free the Stars,’ which is yet to be released and is available for pre-booking. Faizal is also the founder of IceyDesigns, a company that makes websites for authors. It has products like journals, notebooks, and book-inspired candles.
Faizal was born in Florida, US, and raised there by Sri Lankan immigrants. She started her career as a writer at the tender age of 17 years old. The author was greatly influenced by Leigh Bardugo, Roshani Chokshi, and Renée Ahdieh. She says that the book ‘Graceling‘ by Kristin Cashore made her fall in love with reading.
It’s not every day that you see women who wear niqab being given recognition. Hafsah is definitely an inspiration to every woman across the globe. She has proven that a niqab does not dim your light, rather it can be your strength. More power to her!
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