Sarah Husain was born in New York City and grew up in Hong Kong, Sudan and Pakistan. She is the editor of Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality. Her poetry is concerned with memory, nation, violence, bio-terrorism and the female body. She has worked on issues of immigrant rights, access to public higher education and grassroots anti-violence projects in the Muslim, Arab and South Asian communities, and contributes to discourses of gender, sexuality, and violence as it relates to Muslim women in the US. She's performed her poetry at numerous places, including, the Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, among other spaces. Support from the Joyce Foundation, Poets & Writers, the Chicago Guild and South Asian Women's Creative Collective and she was a recipient of Hedgebrook writer's residency.