I am a freelance journalist and writer; my main topics of interest are but are not excluded to: the history and legacy of queer culture; gender theory; drag; queering mainstream institutions; Left-Wing Politics; critiques of The Establishment; intersectional identity; co-option; activism; film; art-history; urban space; sexuality; sex, and psychology. I have had work published in: The Independent, The i-Paper, i-D, The Gay Times, Hunger Magazine, The Inkling Magazine, HUCK Magazine, CNN, QX, ZED Books, Visual Verse, Saqi Books, BFI and others. 

Selected Works

I'm an Arab actor who's been asked to audition for the role of terrorist more than 30 times. If La La Land cleans up at the Oscars, I'm done - The Independent

How drag saved my relationship with my Muslim mother and made me fall in love again with my Arab heritage - The Independent

The problem with thinking men can be more subversive than women - Hunger

Caitlyn Jenner doesn't regret voting for Trump and everyone's surprised because they forgot you can be transgender and rich - Independent Voices

Thank you, Kendall Jenner, for finally showing us minorities the solution to centuries of oppression in your Pepsi advertThe Independent

It's offensive to be constantly asked where I'm 'really' from and period dramas are to blame- The Independent

As a British Muslim, I fear terror just as much as you do - The Independent

Forget the social media bubble – we made sure our voices were heard at this general election - The Independent

Why I gave up speaking Arabic at the age of 13 - The Independent

As a drag queen who was raised Muslim I'm a right-wing meme maker's worst nightmare - The Independent

The Death of Spontaneity in the Gay Community - i-D

Mindfulness app 'Headspace' just made me more stressed - The i-Paper

Iraqi drag queen Glamrou: “Through my drag I’ve been able to fall back in love with my Arab heritage” - The Gay Times

Hidden in plain sight: How gay artists expressed forbidden desire in code - CNN Style

Straight white leftie people need to stop calling me a "Blairite" and saying that they love my queerness - The Independent

Not a single female cinematographer has ever been nominated for an Oscar, and it shows - The i-Paper

British-iraqi citizen amrou al-kadhi explains why monday's anti-trump protest was moving, important and necessary -i-D

You're Cheap, Cheerful and Queer (and that's the Cherry on Top) - Zed Books

The queer tattoo artists reviving the craft's rebel roots - HUCK Magazine

As an Iraqi, I know there's nothing new about Trump's travel ban - it's been happening for yearsThe Independent

How can we combat the systemic racism of the tv and film industry? - i-D

A Queer Grinch: Why Christmas is the loneliest part of my yearHUCK Magazine

I am a British-Iraqi drag queen. So why do casting directors only want me as a terrorist? - The i-Paper

Drag in Unexpected Places - QX Magazine

The Summer I Became a Prophet - Visual Verse

The Crisis of Masculinity in Contemporary Cinema - i-D

The Problem with Straight Acting Gay Men - i-D

Drag Scene: New York versus London - i-D

Understanding what it means to be queer and Iraqi today - i-D

The hidden gems at the BFI's LGBT Film Festival - i-D

Queer and Muslim? Three films that explore LGBT Muslim experience - BFI