Israa Nasir is a Pakistani-Canadian mental health professional, currently living and working in New York City. She is passionate about South Asian diasporic issues, especially mental health, women, and the role of (im)migration on identity. Through her writings she hopes to explore these issues and encourage further introspection into ‘being brown’ in North America today. Israa graduated from University of Toronto, majoring in Psychology and Environmental Studies. She went on to receive an M.A. in counselling at The Derner Institute in New York.