Momina is a media development professional with 5 years of experience in journalism, digital innovation, and media development. She currently works as a Program Manager at Media Matters for Democracy, where she focuses on projects related to media development and media and information literacy. She graduated with a master's in innovation in journalism (Studio 20) from New York University, as a Fulbright scholar in 2020. Momina writes about culture, social issues, and sometimes digital spaces. She is also very interested in personal essay and covering the food world.
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Infantilizing, Fetishizing, and Sexist Slang: Inside Pakistan's Online Gaming Spaces and Discord Servers
Women gamers in Pakistan struggle to play safely amidst increasing online harassment they face in online gaming communities in the country. Momina Mindeel speaks to some women gamers to understand the extent of this violence and the strategies they employ to remain safe.
Snitches, Screenshots, And Pressure To Conform: Finstas Become A Refuge For Pakistani Women And Queer People
Owing to the constantly increasing threats to their safety, women and LGBT+ folks struggle to have a sense of privacy on the internet in Pakistan. Finstas, or fake Instagram, provides them a safe space for their self-expression. Momina Mindeel explores the serious repercussions of privacy violations, and the 'need' for finstas.