A New Jersey native, Fatma relocated to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing for Screen and Television in 2010. While at USC, Fatma’s initiation into the world of gender advocacy began when she produced a short documentary film about the feminine beauty ideal. She later worked as a Community Based Research Intern at AIDS Project Los Angeles, where she assisted in research and outreach for the Connections-4-Life Gay Men’s Health Survey, a joint study of APLA and the University of California at San Francisco.
Upon graduating, Fatma worked as a Social Media Marketer for the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, where promoted an HIV Prevention web-series entitled, “In the Moment.”
She hopes to build a career that combines her passions for writing and film with her unyielding commitment to social justice, and her desire to hold a mirror up to our global society’s deep-rooted systemic inequalities.
When she’s not dreaming of a better world, Fatma can be found practicing yoga, hiking, watching (and critically analyzing) rather trashy reality television, and trying out healthy, gluten-free recipes.