Wonder Sonder is the brainchild of Raad Rahman, a writer and communications, advocacy and partnerships expert, with a decade of experience working in global INGOs and multilateral organizations in the forefront of entrepreneurial approaches to affecting change.
In late 2013, Raad was recognized as an Emerging Leader by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, for her contributions to advocating for children’s rights, equitable education through accountable programming, and fighting corruption systematically worldwide. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, VICE, Guernica, the Baffler, Paris Review, and every Bangladeshi newspaper. She was nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize by Guernica Magazine.
Raad holds an MA degree in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University in Hungary. She studied Literature and Anthropology as an undergraduate at Bard College in upstate New York. She is also a super proud alum of Woodstock School in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, and writes constantly about monkeys, as a result.
She is passionate about creative processes, walkable streets, fighting corruption, the Millennial Generation, quality education for the next generation, and in searching for the best coffee, mangoes, and gelato.
She’s pretty outspoken about many of these things, but you’ve probably noticed that already. She also speaks publicly about children’s rights, emerging trends in development and using innovation to bolster education worldwide.
Raad’s debut novel, “Framed Butterflies” can now be found exclusively on Amazon.com. She is working on her new novel.
Cheers, and happy reading! 🙂