M. Hasna M.
M. Hasna Maznavi is a Sri Lankan-American Muslim woman artist, community organizer, educator, and proud California girl — born in Long Beach, raised in Cerritos, educated in Berkeley and LA, and now surfs in Huntington Beach. Hasna works as a Comedy Writer/Director/Performer committed to creating peace and understanding across communities by portraying Islam, Muslims, and all underrepresented people in an authentic light. Hasna serves as Founder & President of The Women’s Mosque of America — the first women-led Muslim house of worship in the United States — established in 2014. Hasna holds her MFA in Film & TV Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and her BAs in Art and Mass Communications from UC Berkeley. She enjoys painting, long-distance running on the beach, dancing bachata, and spending quality time with her cats Nina & Tina.