Ashifa Kassam

With one foot firmly planted in the world of social activism and the other in media, Ashifa Kassam is not your average journalist. The media Ashifa Kassam produces is vibrantly coloured with her varied life experiences; from a year and a half spent travelling and freelance reporting from Asia and Latin America to more than nine years of human rights and social justice work in Canada and abroad. Her work has appeared in publications such as FFWD Magazine, the Toronto Star, HERizons and Ashifa Kassam was a contributor to in 2009.

Ashifa Kassam
Feb 9, 2009

Anger simmers over Ottawa bus strike

There's a lot of anger in Ottawa. Granted, the bus strike is over. But many Ottawa residents are still angry. And it's not just because some bus routes won't resume until April.
Jan 8, 2009

2008: Stephen Harper vs. women

As 2008 fades into memory, one can't help but point out that it was an interesting year for women. 2008 marked the year that women became equal to men - at least according to the Harper government.
Book Review
Dec 18, 2008

On being Muslim

Ashifa Kassam
Belonging and Banishment: Being Muslim in Canada is a finely woven collection of essays that presents multiple answers to the question of being Muslim in Canada.
Oct 3, 2007

'Getting in the way' for peace

Ashifa Kassam
Eight weeks into her stay in Hebron, Israel, Esther Kern was getting in the way. It wasn't an accident that landed the mother of two and retired nurse face to face with Israeli soldiers.
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