Sumaya Hassan-Murphy

Sumaya is a Bristol based mixed-medium creative whose passions are built predominantly from music, film, art and literature. She hopes that others can find company and comfort through her exploration of identity and creative expression, to encourage compassion and conversation. When she’s not thinking about her next meal or nap, she’s eager to get home, cuddle her cats and and binge a new series.

To the Loves of My Rife: goodbye, good luck and thank you

Sumaya looks back on her journey to and with Rife, reflecting on all it has meant for her In 2015 I...

Re-imaging the Everyday: a photo essay

Sumaya attempts to capture moments of positivity she deems worthy of appreciation, explaining the compulsion behind the shots and the...

Art and Activism: into Ella Trudgeon’s sketchbook

Sumaya interviews an up-and-coming young artist and advocate about all things activism and tackling the creative world Something I love...

Feeling miscellaneous: a reflection on being mixed-race and bisexual

Sumaya attempts to navigate her way through her feelings of not belonging

Five YouTubers Raising the Bar

Join Sumaya as she discusses some of the YouTubers she feels are changing the game...

Over the Years: The artists that are (and were) important to me as a musician

From childhood to adulthood, Sumaya takes us on a musical journey to the centre of her heart The bricks forming...

Celebrating Some of my Favourite Women in Anime

Sumaya lists some badass female anime characters and explains why she thinks they’re all absolute Goddesses Anime shaped my...

A Millennial’s Guide to Balancing Your Chakras

Sumaya shares how being more mindful of chakras has helped her grow in all the ways Whether your knowledge of...

Learning friendship and self-love: A letter to thirteen-year-old me

US teen movie Eighth Grade is coming to Watershed – and thirteen-year-old Kayla’s (Elsie Fisher) awkward journey through adolescence is...

‘Really? You want to study that?’: in defence of creative careers

Sumaya delivers the ultimate pep talk on the importance of pursuing your dream job