Amira Elghawaby obtained an honours degree in Journalism and Law from Carleton University in 2001. Since then, she has worked as both a full-time and freelance journalist, writing and producing stories for a variety of media including CBC Radio, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
In 2012, she also began advocating for the human rights & civil liberties of diverse communities and continues to do so. Her advocacy includes working to build capacity among marginalized communities to share their own narratives through popular culture, and through online platforms. She is increasingly concerned with the proliferation of online hate.