Salaam, Bonjour, and Hello! Sahar is a first generation Muslim Canadian. Her parents are from Tanzania in East Africa, and her ancestry is South Asian (pre-partition). Sahar grew up in Treaty 7 territory, in the city of Calgary and now lives in Treaty 6 territory in Amiskwaciwaskahikan/Edmonton.
Sahar's background is in public health, specifically in areas of mental wellness and social trauma. Her current advocacy work focuses on issues of Islamophobia, anti-oppression, decolonization, and reconciliation. She is involved with The Green Room's Leadership team, anti-racism initiatives within the city, and a Youth Reconciliation Initiative leader with Canadian Roots Exchange.
Sahar enjoys practicing Kathak, dancing to her endless playlist of Bollywood music in front of her mirror, and using all of the snapchat filters!