Raya Al-Jadir

 

CarelessRaya Al-Jadir is an Iraqi-British freelance translator, writer and proof-reader. She holds an English degree from Queen Mary’s college, University of London, where she also read Renaissance Studies for a master’s degree. She is currently researching a PhD thesis entitled ‘ The role of servants in political matters in early modern drama’. Raya has also taught English to refugees and migrants as a volunteer at The Migrants Resource Centre and worked at both Amnesty International and Equality and Human Rights Commission. Currently, she volunteers for various charity projects and research centres. Raya is a keen blogger and campaigner for disability rights issues and has her own site ‘Careless’. Her main interest is promoting disability awareness especially among Arabs and Muslims.

Articles

Discovering Sushi Islam

Watanili: Helping Syrian children to rediscover childhood

Hijabs and the beautiful game

One year on: The curing power of solar energy

Ramadan with a handicap

Putting Palestine on the culinary map

Syria and the scent of nostalgia