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Hend Amry

Hend Amry

Hend Amry is a Libyan-American writer, artist, and social media personality.

She currently resides in Qatar.

She has been dubbed the "Muslim Queen of Twitter,"[10]an activist, [6]and a "satirical Arab writer."[7]

Her tweets have been featured on Wired, BuzzFeed, Vox, and the *Washington Post *[5].[8]

Early Life & Education

Hend Amry was born in California to Libyan parents.

Initially, Hend's parents moved to the United States to study, but ended up living in America to avoid Muammar Gaddafi's regime.[2] [9]Hend moved to and from Libya to the United States at an early age, as well, but eventually spent the majority of her childhood in Oregon and Kentucky.[9]

While attending college in Kentucky, she worked at a small café in Lexington.[5]


Hend Amry works as a freelancer.

She has written several anecdotal and editorial pieces reflecting on her experiences living as a Muslim-American woman.

She also takes to social media (particularly Twitter, usually in a humorous way) [10]to express her thoughts about people's perceptions of Islamic culture.[0] [2]

As a writer, Amry has expressed her opinions about why she chooses to wear the hijab .[5]

Amry is also an artist.

She enjoys several mediums, including drawing, sketching, and acrylic painting.[2]

Awards & Accomplishments

In 2016, Amry was listed in Arabian Business's list of "The World's Most Influential Arab Women."[4]

Personal Life

Amry lives in Doha, Qatar with her husband and two daughters.[1]She previously lived in the United Arab Emirates (from 2008 to 2013) for her husband's work.[2]

When she is not writing, [0]she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time doing art projects with her kids.[1]

According to Amry, she and her family were taken in as political refugees when they were living in Libya.[8]


Citation Linktwitter.comHend Amry on Twitter
Apr 18, 2019, 11:36 PM
Citation Linkstepfeed.comHend Amry tells us about her 'double life'
Apr 18, 2019, 11:37 PM
Citation Linkmuslimgirl.comMeet the Muslim Queen of Twitter Who’s Won the Internet (via Muslim Girl)
Apr 18, 2019, 11:39 PM
Citation Linklibyaliberty.tumblr.comHend Amry on Tumblr
Apr 18, 2019, 11:41 PM
Citation Linkarabianbusiness.comHend Amry listed in "The World's Most Influential Arab Women" (via Arabian Business)
Apr 18, 2019, 11:42 PM
Citation Linkgood.is"Picking the Wrong Fight: Please, stop trying to save this writer from her hijab."(written by Hend Amry, published on March 31, 2016)
Apr 18, 2019, 11:51 PM
Citation Linktabletmag.comCornell Discourages Menorahs as Holiday Displays but Permits Christmas Trees
Apr 19, 2019, 12:00 AM
Citation Linkforeignpolicy.comCampaign 2016 Has the Worst of Middle Eastern Politics
Apr 19, 2019, 12:01 AM
Citation Linkwashingtonpost.com"‘I’ve never felt more welcome or more American than during Trump’s rise,’ this Muslim teen says" (via The Washington Post, published on January 31, 2017)
Apr 19, 2019, 12:04 AM
Citation Linkvoicesofafrica.co.za"Libya: The long road home"
Apr 19, 2019, 12:11 AM
Citation Linkthetempest.coShe’s the queen of Muslim Twitter – and her blunt commentary trends for a reason
Apr 19, 2019, 12:26 AM