Fatima holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies with a focus on Women, Gender, and Islamic Studies, from Harvard University. Prior to her masters, Al-Banawi worked against violence at the Family Protection Society in her home city Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Al-Banawi combines consultancy, writing, and performance to deepen the conversation and strengthen the bridge between social impact work and the arts. She has co-founded the Theatre of the Oppressed Jeddah Chapter in 2010 and staged one of its plays at Harvard Arab Weekend in 2014. Later in 2015, she launched The Other Story Project, a platform that documents and represents personal narratives through storytelling toward psychosocial development and a realization of our shared humanity. She became known for her debut in the celebrated Saudi feature film Barakah Meets Barakah.
Sector: Independent and Entrepreneurship
Main Pillar: Media
Areas of Expertise: Arts and Culture
Country of Origin: Saudi Arabia
City of Residency: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia