Salma Haidrani

Salma Haidrani, Multi-award winning freelance writer and journalist, has been published in a number of national titles and won Best Feature’ at the End Violence Against Women Media Awards for her work investigating so-called honour killings on British soil in November 2016. This is just one in a long list of awards. She tells us, “It’ll be fantastic to be surrounded by like-minded women who reject the notion that our sexuality and bodies should be a source of shame. I look forward to sharing and learning about the community’s diverse insights and perspectives.”

“I’m a London-based writer and journalist. My ethnic background (I’m mixed race) and faith has had a significant impact on my journalism. I am able to understand how multifaceted women’s identities and experiences can be and this has significantly informed my work, enabling me to draw on my rich heritage, be it accessing covert communities when interviewing the founder of the UK’s first halal sex shop for Broadly to profiling an art exhibition exploring the term “Britishness” from the perspective of BME female artists for i-D.”

Salma Haidrani in three words:

“Writer and journalist“

Salma reveals:

“I’m an identical twin sister!”

Salma on Scarlet Ladies’ mission to destigmatise the conversation around female sexuality, empowering and connecting women around the world:

“Women’s sexuality and bodies have long been made to be an enormous source of shame and stigma. It’s an honour to be part of a community of women who celebrate sexuality unapologetically and on our own terms.”

Connect with Salma:


Twitter: @its_me_salma