Aleya Kassam writes and performs stories, and moonlights as a copywriter. She has performed in the Vagina Monologues, Nyef Nyef Storytellingshows, Stories from the Mall: A Westgate Memorial and Sitawa Namwalie’s acclaimed dramatised poetry show Silence is a Woman. Her writing has been published in the Sahan Journal, The Telegraph, Awaaz, Brainstorm Kenya, Jalada Africa and UP Magazine. She blogs her indulgences at www.chanyado.wordpress.com and occasionally flits onto twitter @aleyakassam. She was born, raised, and lives in Nairobi, Kenya.