About

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Shamira Ibrahim is a Brooklyn-based culture writer by way of Harlem, Canada, and East Africa, who explores identity and cultural production as a critic, reporter, feature/profile writer, and essayist. Her work has been featured in a publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed, Vox, The Intelligencer, OkayAfrica, and The Root (Please refer Muckrack for a real-time update of her latest bylines.)

Ibrahim wrote a monthly column at VICE’s Broadly, Extremely Online, which investigated the origins and impact of internet phenomena, viral trends, and other online mysteries that shape our daily digital experiences, with an emphasis on Black cultural output. In 2020 she was named as an honoree on OkayAfrica’s annual “One Hundred Women” list, celebrating woman who are “building infrastructure, both literally and metaphorically, for future generations in Africa and in the Diaspora.” 

She is currently represented by Connor Goldsmith at Fuse Literary Agency.

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