Asiya is a Melbourne based writer and crafts person. She completed studies in creative writing at the University of Tasmania in 2001. She has published and exhibited creative works including in You Am I 2010,11-13 , The Story is the Thing- an exhibition of artists books Canberra, The Melbourne Writers Festival, Moving Galleries, The Age and The Canberra times. Asiya also works as a horticulturalist in community based projects and has published articles in Earth Garden and The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. An appreciation of the majesty of creation, though exploration of the natural world is central to her writing.