Rumaisa Zubairi is a writer and medical student at Glasgow University. She enjoys writing poetry and won the 2019 Poems for Doctors online slam and has been published in NHS poetry anthology ‘These are the Hands’. She was also commended in the top 100 of 10000 entries to the 2016 Foyle Young Poets competition. She is involved with several student societies and is the president of Glasgow University Medical Humanities Society.
She is currently exploring writing for performance. Earlier this year, she wrote a short play in development, with Glasgow Women’s Library’s Writing Group for Muslim Women. Her most recent project, as part of Scottish Youth Theatre and British Council’s ‘Phone Call to the World’, was writing and performing ‘Cyclosphere’, an intimate part-poem, part-play on her experiences of cycling Glasgow’s roads, tracks and cycle paths.
Rumaisa has also just started an internship as part of the John Smith Centre’s Young Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders programme at NatureScot, Scotland’s nature agency, and is a member of this year’s 2050 Climate Group’s Young Leaders Development Programme cohort.