Mathilde Loujayne is the author of Big Little Steps: A Woman’s Guide to Finding a Glowing Heart and a Balanced Lifestyle in Islam, which made it to Kinokuniya’s bestselling books list of 2018. Since then, the book has been published worldwide in 2019, and the French and Arabic translations are due to be released in early 2022. Her spiritual journey that led her to finding Islam has formed the basis of her first book. As Vogue Arabia wrote, Big Little Steps ‘offers readers the opportunity to discover the true and beautiful meanings of Islam, and to break down perceptions and prejudices about Muslim women in a positive, uplifting and constructive manner.’ Mathilde holds a Master’s Degree in Mass Communications from EFAP in Paris. She was born in France, but much of her childhood was spent living in Oman and she has been a UAE resident since 2007.