Maria Munir is an award-winning public speaker and activist, who uses the pronouns they/them. They were shortlisted for Liberty’s Christine Jackson Award, and were selected as one of BBC 100 Women’s Girls’ Champions. Featuring on Buzzfeed’s list of top LGBT Brits, Maria called out President Obama face-to-face on discriminatory bathroom laws in America to international recognition, and has continued to speak at organisations such as Stonewall, Amnesty International, and Women of the World Festival. Find them on Twitter at @Maria_Munir, or visit their Facebook page and YouTube Channel (mariaaskswhy).

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  • 23 years old
  • Reading LLM International Human Rights Law at the University of York (2018).
  • Hold BA (Hons) Politics with International Relations from York (2016).
  • British Pakistani Muslim with a unique insight on current affairs, campaigning, and creative approaches to everyday issues.

This website seeks to showcase my opinions and work through a variety of media. I am a campaigner and activist, with the issues I hold dear ranging from mental health awareness, facial palsy awareness, reinterpreting privilege, to the state-centrism of politics. The views expressed throughout this website are mine, unless stated otherwise. If you are unhappy with the way you or your work have been portrayed, please contact me at mariamunir05@gmail.com. Of course, views can change as we grow wiser.

I’m approachable and friendly, and generally hold strong opinions.

Please comment/follow, and engage with me!


1 Comment

  1. Maria, how wonderful that you have such personal conviction. I felt some connection with you speaking your experiences and feeling regarding coming out so big. My prayers, support, and best wishes go out to you. Mostly hoping that we grow up as a species of love and acceptance. From a 57 year old white, blue collar worker with an open heart. and nothing but love for you! Fair well in your journey. Chris from Cleveland.

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