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.

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

Five TV Shows I Love That Promote Inclusivity and Compassion

Sumaya explores how TV shows have helped her learn more than just how not to have a social life So...