8 Questions with Amrou Al-Kadhi

Amrou Al-Kadhi is the author of Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between. http://www.amroualkadhi.com/


Which talent would you most like to have?

The ability to go up to strangers and ask them out on dates without being completely terrified that I'll be rejected.


What is your most treasured possession?

A necklace with a fish pendant my friends bought me when my book came out. As you'll know from my book, I'm obsessed with the ocean, and marine life helped me think about my queer identity growing up. I wear it 24/7, it helps me feel safe.


What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Existing in a world without fear.


What is your motto?

In a world full of horses, why not be a unicorn.


How would you like to die?

By orgasm.


If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would it be?

As an Octopus. So I could change shape, colour, size, and wander the ocean peacefully alone, like a queer shape shifter.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?



What is your current state of mind?