bio


Bronx-native Qimmah Saafir received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia before returning to New York to serve in a range of editorial capacities within the magazine industry for more than a decade. While working with publications such as InStyle, Marie Claire, Lucky and W, Saafir witnessed and attempted to remedy an outstanding lack of diversity and inclusion in the offices and pages of many mainstream magazines. In response, Saafir concluded her freelance career and created and self-published HANNAH, an independent journal that celebrates and provides safe spaces for Black women. Each edition of HANNAH showcases the diversity and influence of Black women across numerous fields. Recognized for her ability to authentically tap into a niche audience, Saafir has since assisted individuals, brands and companies including BAM, Walker & Co + IDEO.org with troubleshooting, targeted marketing and content creation. The multi-hyphenate intends to continue carving out inclusive spaces across all media. Her upcoming work includes several on-screen projects. She’s also co-founded Ps&Qs, a publishing company created to encourage diversity in children’s literature and penned the company’s first book, a hardcover called Charlie & His Imaginary Friend