Salma Hussain grew up in the UAE and immigrated to Canada when she was 13 years old. Her short stories and poems have been published in filling Station, West Coast Line, Other Voices, and in the anthology Homebound: Muslim Women Poetry Collection (Outburst Press).

She is a graduate of the Humber Summer Writing Workshop and won the International Festival of Authors’ Lit Jam short story competition (2018). She was also a mentee in the Diaspora Dialogues long form mentorship program last year.