Founder and editor of AM Women Magazine, Ayah Shaheen always had a passion for writing and reading magazines. She graduated with a BA in Journalism and a minor in graphic design, and it was during her time in college that her journey with AM Women began. Having had such a difficult time navigating through life as a Palestinian American Muslim, she saw the need for a resource that would provide guidance for women like her. Although she always imagined herself working for a popular editorial publication, the lack of representation and her inability to connect with the branding and content of existing magazines motivated her to create her own. By creating this online platform, Ayah is living out her dream of helping American Muslim women live their best lives one article and story at a time. When she is not busy plugging away on her laptop, you can find her either spending time with family and friends or rummaging through racks at her favorite clothing stores. She’s a lover of all things fashion, beauty, Oreo, crab rangoon, and she has a Gilmore Girls kind of obsession with coffee.
Maya is an Editorial Intern at AM Women’s Magazine. She is a senior at the University of Massachusetts and will graduate in 2023 with a Bachelor’s in English and a Concentration in Creative Writing. Although she loves to write poetry and fiction stories, she hopes to soon find a job in professional content or copywriting, and is excited to begin a new chapter of professional writing in which she can also be creative. Maya also has a strong passion for music. She’s a classically trained pianist and teaches on the side.