Marina Mahathir

Marina Mahathir
Marina Mahathir is an author, newspaper columnist and activist. She led the Malaysian AIDS Council for 12 years, served on the board of Sisters in Islam for six years and currently chairs the board of Musawah, the global movement for justice and equality in the Muslim family. Mahathir has also produced TV programmes, feature films and a documentary and founded Zafigo.com, a website for women and travel. In 2021, she released her memoir and fifth book, The Apple and the Tree, after several compilations of her column in The Star newspaper. Mahathir graduated with a Masters of Arts (Distinction) in Biography and Creative Non-Fiction from the University of East Anglia. Her main interests are in human rights and education, and she is an avid journaler.