Hello Darlings! I'm Aminah Mae Safi and I'm a writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. I also love puns, oxford commas, and shoot 'em ups.
My short story, "Be Cool, For Once," will be featured in WNDB Young Adult Anthology LIFT OFF, after winning the 2016 We Need Diverse Books Short Story Contest. Check it out if you like nerdy teen girls with impossible crushes.
My debut novel, NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR will be available from Feiwel & Friends in Spring/Summer 2018. It's my ode to messy teenage girls, ride-or-die friends, and bad decisions. Be the first to know about release dates and pre-orders by getting signed up here!
Once upon a time, I wanted to be a professor. I have a BA from the University of Southern California in Art History and an MA from the University of Chicago. Ask me about art, or, check out the art archive.
I've been screenwriting since 2013 to create more screen time for women in genre movies. I've also contributed writing to AND Magazine, Blisstree, Listen Before You Buy (now Unrecorded), Geek Feminism, Sunset in the Rearview, and fact checked for Tomorrow magazine.
Interested in working with me? Contact my agent, Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency at Lauren (at) strothmanagency.com.