Zainab Rao

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Despite having no prior knowledge of the Classical world, I studied English and Classics at undergraduate. Traditionally a subject taught in schools in more affluent areas, I personally appreciated the efforts of those who made the subject more accessible.

To make the classics more accessible, I wrote, designed, and co-directed a play called ‘Women, Scorned’ a feminist retelling about the monsterised women of Greek mythology. The fantastic feedback I received emphasised that art can and should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of your background.

Muslim representation on the screen and stage still has room for improvement and with an MA Creative Writing, I hope to hone my skills, develop my craft and join the ranks of other Muslim creatives that strive to increase positive representation and accessibility within our community.

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