Asmae (pronounced Es-muh, They/Them) is a queer non-binary Moroccan writer, researcher, activist, and artist residing in Dublin, Ireland. After obtaining a BA and MA of Arts, they are currently in their final year writing their Ph.D. thesis by research on ecofeminism.
Passionate about intersecting gender, sex, and race issues with climate issues, they are a firm believer that bodily autonomy, health care accessibility for all, the end of racism and colourism, and achieving a level of non-chalance when it comes to gender and sexuality, are all essential to the environmental movements. This is because climate justice will not be possible without social justice.
Asmae's thesis is agreed to be published as a book by Lexington Books. Their most recent publication is a chapter entitled 'Gender Essentialism and Ecofeminist Literature' for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature. This latter is a book edited by Dr. Douglas Vakoch and it explores the interplay between the domination of nature and the oppression of women, as well as liberatory alternatives, bringing together essays from leading academics in the field to facilitate cutting-edge critical readings of literature. It is scheduled for publication in September 2022 and is now available for pre-ordering here: shorturl.at/dxJOU