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Sara Bawany

Published Poet/ Social Worker

Sara Bawany is an award-winning published poet, a freelance editor, and a clinical social worker based in Austin, Texas. Centering her writing around her experience and identity as a Muslim woman while exploring overlapping themes of faith, diaspora, and resistance, she began sharing her work publicly on Instagram (@sara.bawany) in 2016. Garnering several thousand readers, she published her first poetry book in September 2018, titled: “(w)holehearted: a collection of poetry and prose” which was awarded “Best Poetry Book” by Daybreak Press Publishing. She was a Finalist in Button Poetry’s 2021 annual chapbook contest. Her work has been featured twice on TEDx, Muslim Youth Musings literary magazine, Voyage Dallas Magazine, and Brown Girl Magazine. She is an incoming student at Texas State University in Fall 2022 to begin her Master in Fine Arts in Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry. Sara is working on her second book and has a small freelance editing business. You can access her work and editing services at

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