Sheema was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in Pakistan and Denmark. She is a poet, writer and activist. Her work covers feminism, war, refugees and human rights. Sheema is also a filmmaker and produces content around women’s issues, Sharia Law and freedom of expression. Her poems have been anthologized and translated into more than 20 languages. She has taught refugee children and worked for the UNHCR and the Center for Refugees in Pakistan. Sheema lives in the United States and is one of the founding members of Iran Revival, (also called Farashgard), an Iranian political advocacy group.