Storyteller, advocate and humanitarian with a love for people and culture.

Host and Creator of The Qonnect podcast.

Garowe, Somalia 2019

I’m Qali – a storyteller, digital creative and humanitarian.

I have spent close to 10 years as a blogger, photographer and a digital content creator in the realm of travel and culture and I strategically shape authentic narratives rooted in common humanity, connectedness and advocacy for organisations, companies and notable individuals to strengthen their campaigns and online presence since 2013.

I have applied my skills in various sectors, from NGOs to online media. I have had the opportunity to write radio scripts, government policies, and campaigns within the humanitarian sector. Drafted speeches spoken at the UN General Assembly and campaigned on health issues with UNAIDS and created a video series geared towards mental health.

My photography has been featured in Vogue Arabia and I have been published as a freelance travel and culture writer on platforms such as Elite Daily, PopSugar and OkayAfrica. I am now working on my podcast The Qonnect, which features stories of purposeful living across and between cultures.

I am also a researcher and graduated from the University of Brighton with a BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and Imperial College London with a Master of Public Health (Global Health).


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