An emerging poet based in Tkaronto, colonially known as Toronto, Zaenab is a bright new voice in the world of spoken word. Performing under the stage name Zayn, they masterfully weave stories of love, resilience, family, and healing. After becoming the 2019 London Poetry Slam Grand Slam champion, Zaenab was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word poetry slam along with their London Ontario team. Zaenab has since gone on to become the 2021 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. Zaenab completed her year as Artistic Director for “Stolen People. Stolen Land.” to great success and is now spending her time finding new ways to engage both with art and with community.

Zaenab is a prolific writer, poet, and organizer with a vested interest in helping young people like themself  find their voice and speak their Truth.