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Poet. Performer. Friend.

Zaynab Mohammed is an award-winning professional performance poet.  She was born on the coast of BC Canada, to immigrant parents fleeing war torn countries.


Inspired by the hardships her family has endured, her writing touches on what is possible in the realms of healing and creating new ways forward.


She is a visionary creative who has been healing herself through the written word, by sharing her story and by giving her audience reflections into self-love and self-empowerment.

She is currently producing her first ever one-woman show titled, "Are You Listening?" It is informed and inspired from 47 interviews she conducted with her local community in the spring and summer of 2022, asking participants the same 6 questions. Her questions were to better understand and learn the art of listening; to ourselves, to each other and to the Earth.​

Poetry is integral to Zaynab's lifestyle. She started Poem Booth in 2014 while hitchhiking across Canada. She hosts the Nelson Poetry Slam and performs at various events in her region and provincially.​

Zaynab currently lives and works in the Slocan Valley with her dog Threshold. 

Photo by: FMRL Productions

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