Raya 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.