Sara Bawany is a clinical social worker, an award-winning published poet, a writer, and a freelance editor. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Sara received her Master’s degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Islamic Studies. She served as the Director of Case Management at Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE), an organization that aims to hold religious and community leaders accountable for abuse in the Muslim community. She also works part-time with The Impact Counselors as a licensed therapist. Sara volunteers with MAPS (Muslim Association of Psychological Services), a Dallas-based Muslim group of licensed mental health counselors, recently opening a chapter in Austin. She self-published her first book in September 2018, titled (w)holehearted: a collection of poetry and prose, which won Daybreak Press Publishing’s “Best Poetry Book” award. Her work has been featured on TEDx, the Muslim Youth Musings literary magazine, Voyage Dallas Magazine, and Brown Girl Magazine. She will be entering Texas State University as a Master of Fine Arts student in Fall 2022 with a concentration in poetry.