Since 2015, Uzma Jalaluddin has written a biweekly culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily circulation newspaper. The column focuses on the comedic and heartfelt aspects of parenting as a second generation Canadian; sometimes her columns also delve into commentary on pop culture and education. Favourite columns include the one about her husband’s long-time nemesis, a local raccoon, her son’s experience delivering the weekly paper, and Uzma’s thoughts on life as a very busy parent with too many jobs.
In addition to writing for The Toronto Star, Uzma usually has several other writing projects on the go – some of which she can talk about, and others that are still in the early stages of the creative process. Uzma has contributed an essay to The Atlantic, and she is currently working on a play for the Silk Road Institute, a Montreal-based non-profit dedicated to promoting art and Muslim representation within Canada.
TORONTO STAR: Diss romance all you like — ‘I choose to write happy, funny stories as a light against the darkness’
I write romantic comedies so that I can see my stories represented in the world.
THE ATLANTIC: A Ramadan and Eid in Isolation
I am trying to help my family find their own special connection to the holy month this year.
TORONTO STAR: Toronto women on the future of feminism
Writer, teacher, Star columnist: “Samosas and Maple Syrup.” @UzmaWrites
CITYLINE: 5 tips for talking to your kids about global issues
Editor-in-chief of Today’s Parent, Sasha Emmons and Toronto Star columnist, Uzma Jalaluddin share 5 tips that can make it easier for talking to your children about global issues.
TORONTO STAR: Keeping up with hijab chic
The first hijab I fell in love with was a large white cotton triangle bordered with three inches of dangling lace fringe.