Shahad is an artist and filmmaker, who’s current focus is exploring elements of her sexuality and Arab-ness throughout her work. Using her art to better understand what it means to be a Queer Woman in the contemporary Middle East. while also acknowledging her deep rooted cultural background of over six nationalities. Through multimedia platforms; photography, film, sound and sensory installations, Shahad explores ideals of sex, pleasure, pain, trauma, stigma, language, bodies and culture, to express her personal experiences and how they have shaped the Woman, Artist and Activist she is today. Shahad holds a BA in Film and New Media, Visual Art and Art History from New York University.