Aleya Kassam is a Kenyan feminist, storyteller, writer and performer, whose work explores narratives from the margins. She is widely experimental with form, from page to stage, screen to speaker, micro fiction to memory poems, docu theatre to participatory filmmaking, blogs to twitter threads – she loves to play with the ways people experience story.
Her first writing home was www.chanyado.wordpress.com, described by Nanjala Nyabola as ‘shuffling between personal narrative and political observation.’ She has been published and performed on multiple platforms and stages, from Nairobi to Kampala, Kigali to Stuttgart.
Aleya is also the ‘A’ in The LAM Sisterhood, a story company that fills the world with stories that make African women feel seen, heard and beloved, such as the award winning stage show Brazen, un-invisibling the stories of extraordinary women from Kenya’s history, and the upcoming Brazen podcast.
Find her on twitter /instagram as @aleyakassam