Sahera Khan (she/her) is a Muslim, Deaf and BSL user, Writer/Creator, Artist/Actress, Filmmaker & YouTuber.
Sahera started writing to share her many creative stories with others. In 2010 she enrolled in a number of creative writing courses, then created her first blog for short pieces, before combining these into a book ‘My Creative Writing’ which she self published via Kindle. She has written nine ebooks. These covered a range of topics like children’s stories, fiction and nonfiction.
She has written several short screenplays for screen and theatre scripts, including a short film called ‘He Stood Me Up’ which was commissioned by BSL Zone in 2014 and a short play called ‘Hope for Ishq’, performed by Deafinitely Theatre in 2016.
Her poem is Why Together? published Together! 2020 Poetry Anthology 2020.
She wrote a short play No Words (2021) part of a research and development project which was funded by Deafinitely Theatre. The project is about a Deaf woman ‘Nice’, she was arrested and charged for ABH (Actual Bodily Harm). She was imprisoned for six months. She reveals the truth behind her journey in the justice system.
Her aim is to continuing writing ‘No Words’ to develop it into a full-length play and publish playtext.
At present she is writing and illustrating two new books: ‘Basic Islamic Signs with Illustrations’ and a series of short stories about deaf characters. This will be the first time she has published a book specifically with deaf characters.
Her first piece of journal published the book ‘Maternal Journal: A creative guide to journaling through pregnancy, birth and beyond’ by Laura Godfrey-Isaacs and Samantha McGowan, printed by Pinter & Martin (2021).
Also her poem ‘My Glow’ published What Meets the Eye? The Deaf Perspective book by Arachne Press (2021).