My debut non-fiction memoir focusing on intersectionality entitled Life as a Unicorn: A Journey From Shame to Pride and Everything In Between is published with 4th Estate (Harper Collins), and is out now. For further information, please contact my Book agent Millie Hoskins at United Agents. You can purchase the book from all your favourite bookstores, listed here.

As a journalist, 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 Guardian, The Independent, Newsweek, The i-Paper, i-D, Little White Lies, The Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Vogue, HisKind, Hunger Magazine, The Inkling Magazine, HUCK Magazine, CNN, QX, ZED Books, Visual Verse, Saqi Books, BFI, Gay Star News, Cause & Effect Magazine and others. 

Selected Works

Being a Drag Queen Saved Me - The Observer

This formula for good TV is the key to winning elections. As a screenwriter, here’s how it works - The Independent

Paris is Burning shows the seductive nature of inclusion - but queer people need more - The Guardian

The Physics that underpin the universe aren’t binary - Why would gender be? - Newsweek

Just like so many other forms of prejudice, transphobia is rooted in dangerous capitalist ideals - The Independent

The UK drag race is too diverse for RuPaul to turn it into a race for ratings - The Guardian

How Britain’s colonial past can be traced through to the transphobic feminism of today - The Independent

Blue Planet II could open our eyes to the possibility of a world where gender fluidity is normal and acceptedThe Independent

I was transphobically abused and the other bus passengers did nothing - The Guardian

Lionel Shriver and Toby Young should have actually spoken to someone like me before attacking Penguin’s new writers’ scheme

How my religion shaped my relationship with make-up - Dazed

Has Pride Month Become More About Distraction Than Inclusion - Vogue

Like many gay Muslim people, I have no faith in Pride - The Guardian

The many different faces of drag - Apollo Magazine

No, RuPaul, the drag queen world does not only belong to men - everyone can explore femininity - The Independent

As First Dates proved this week, it's hard to be a feminine gay man in the dating world - The Independent

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

Victoria and Abdul is another dangerous example of British filmmakers whitewashing colonialismThe Independent

Theresa May has legitimised Trump's comments through her silence - The Independent

Isis murdered 80 Iraqis in a terror attack on Friday – but all anyone could talk about was Parsons GreenThe Independent

Allah is a non-binary genderqueer being who loves me - Daily Mirror

The Politics of Peripheral Vision in Contemporary Cinema - Little White Lies

Over 300 people died in the horrific terror attack in Egypt. They deserve to be mourned, not used as political fodder - The Independent

The Genderquake debate did more harm than good for transgender people and for feministsThe Independent

Great Britain was never a white utopia. It's time to confront our real pastThe Independent

Three Billboards is a lazy, problematic film which didn't deserve an Oscar nomination in any way - The Independent

Yes, there was some diversity at the Oscars. No, this isn't a sign that Hollywood has changed - The Independent

The BAFTA nominations are male, pale, and staleThe Independent

What I've learned from playing the queer Arab villain in a traditionally British Pantomime - The Independent

Everyone told me I wasn't a proper man - until I started dressing in drag - The Independent

Queer cinema still finds it hard to be honest about gay sex, misogyny and whiteness - The Independent

When you're a queer immigrant Christmas can be isolating - The Independent

How film can help queer people grapple with their childhood trauma - Gay Star News

What speaking Arabic at a gay sauna in London made me realise about my identity - The Independent

When gay bars police what people wear, they exclude genderqueer bodies like mine - The Independent

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 gay man born in Iraq, I know that western intervention is to blame for the murder of LGBT Iraqis - 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

The Met Gala's 'Fashion and Religion' theme is going to turn into a colonialist mess of cultural appropriation - The Independent

Australia has voted in favour of same-sex marriage, but this is no cause for celebrationThe 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

After one of Britain's first gay Muslim marriages, let me tell you what it's actually like to be a gay Muslim - The Independent

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