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The Author & Illustrator


Freya's Funny Feeling celebrates Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) 

writers and illustrators by bringing together two emerging talents.



Samia Quddus has taught as a primary school teacher for over 14 years and is a Specialist practitioner in the area of Social, Emotional and Mental Health. She is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and practices as an integrative child and adolescent counsellor/ therapist having completed postgraduate diploma training with the nations leading children's mental health charity, Place2Be. 


Samia’s work with children from diverse backgrounds both in the UK and international settings has contributed towards developing her skill-set to make a positive difference as well as raising awareness of children and young people's social and emotional well-being. Samia has published in the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Children and Young People's magazine. The BACP is the largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.

RAHIMA BEGUM | Illustrator


Rahima Begum is a London based artist, illustrator and creative consultant. Illustration is at the heart of her practice. She has worked with both emerging and established authors from across the globe, academic institutions in need of murals for children and illustrating for magazines and non fiction. In a world of increasing tech, Rahima is very much keen to preserve ink on paper - hand drawn methods. Much of her commissioned work has a distinct timeless earthiness to it which resonates her own personal style.

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