Safiyyah Mahomed

Mahomed is currently a medical school at the University of Toronto in Canada. She discusses her mixed identity as a half-Pakistani, half-Canadian – and the opportunities and challenges of belonging to two vastly different cultures.

This story is part of a virtual exhibition, “I Am Mohammed”, produced by Narmeen Haider and Aanjalie Collure. The project aims to subvert stereotypes by showcasing the stories of people – of all ages, sexes and nationalities – that bear the name ‘Mohammed.