Muneera Pilgrim is an international Poet, Cultural Producer, Writer, Broadcaster, co-founder of the Muslim female Spoken Word and Hip-Hop duo Poetic Pilgrimage and Nana Collec-tive.
Muneera conducts expressive based, purpose-driven workshops, shares art, guest lectures, host and finds alternative ways to educate and exchange ideas. She regularly contributes to Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2, and she is currently an Associate Artist with The English Touring Theatre where she contributed to The Othello Project and is writing a project that will be revealed in 2020.
As a freelance writer she has written for The Guardian, Amaliah, Huffington Post, The Inde-pendent, Al Jazeera Blog, Black Ballard and various other digital and print platforms. She has been featured across the BBC network including BBC News, as well as Sky News, Sky Arts, Al Jazeera, and various other television channels. In 2015 a documentary was com-missioned and screened about her group Poetic Pilgrimage Called ‘Hip Hop Hijabis
Muneera holds an MA in Islamic studies where she focused on Black British pathways to spirituality, migration, gender and race. More recently she has completed her second MA in Women’s Studies where she focused on the intersection of faith and spirituality, race, gender, autoethnography and methodologies of empowerment for non-centred people. Her innovation in her work won her The Ann Kaloski-Naylor Award for Adventurous Academic Writing.
She freelances as a Community Engagement and Education Consultant for various organisations and initiatives such as Roehampton University, Bite the Ballot, and Everyday Muslim Project.
Muneera is concerned with telling alternative stories and colourfully etches a poetic space of dialogue which is accessible to all regardless of religious and cultural boundaries. Rooted in spirituality she uses communication and art for edification and change.
If she was asked to describe herself in three words, she would say ‘Just Getting Started’.
Supported by Amal – A Saïd Foundation Programme