An award winning author and Niqabi from America, Hafsah Faizal, has become the first woman with a veil to be featured in the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Hafsah’s novel “We hunt the flame” has won many awards and was featured as a New York Times best seller. Hafsah was listed in the Forbes Art and Style category of the year 2020.
The 27 year old was awarded for ‘creating and designing’ the future of arts. She is also the founder of ‘Icey designs’, a brand that makes notebooks, candles and more.
Faizal is currently busy at work writing the follow-up to “We Hunt The Flame.” But she’s not ruling out writing a book with explicitly Muslim characters in the future.
“Maybe one day I’ll write a book with hijabis in it,” she said. “I feel like as much as I want our own people to see ourselves in books, writing these stories also means introducing others to these cultures.”