Maryam’s a Communication and Design major and an English and Comparative Literature minor from Karachi, Pakistan. She writes about art, pop culture, society and work that highlights women of colour. She thoroughly enjoys reading South Asian Literature and is a 1947 Partition Literature enthusiast, who is often found admiring the origins of cultural theory. While one may occasionally find her at events catering to art and culture in Karachi, she would much rather be home binge-watching British comedy. Maryam is a freelance writer and an occasional artist. To get in touch write to @firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on twitter @retrokajol.
Unorthodox tells the story of Esther Shapiro and her struggle to live life on her terms, away from the ultra orthodox Jewish community she was born into. But, says Maryam Ahmad, the mini-series casts a compassionate eye, not just on Esther, but all the characters involved.