Bio

Reem Mercier was born in Port Said, Egypt in 1992 and was brought up in the United States, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. 


In 2011, she championed secularism in Egypt when the Islamist totalitarian groups were rising to power and caused a stir by publicly taking her veil off and renouncing all cruelties and injustices to women in particular under the guise of religious freedom. 


In 2012, she was able to move back to the United States. With fire and passion for writing and storytelling in its many forms, she integrated her experiences and activism with her studies, and it opened a doorway to writing her first novel autonomy, which is due to be published in October of 2019.


In 2015, she was the recipient of a writing grant from the Ms. Foundation. 

In 2014 and 2013, was awarded the Targeted Activist Youth Development Grant and the Carry It Forward Award from the Rosenberg Fund for children. In 2014, awarded the Michael Hakeem College Essay Contest Award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation and in 2013, the Women's Month essay contest Award from Onondaga Community College. 


She studied political science at queens college and social science, humanities and communication at Onondaga Community College. 


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