Halimat Olaniyan is an editor, author of Breaking the Cycle: Short Stories on Living with Sickle Cell, philanthropist, and sickle cell warrior. Halimat juggles being a third-year medical student, running an online platform she founded to help others get into medical school (chasingmedicine.org), creative writing, research, and advocacy work all centered on her populations of focus – women, youth, and sickle cell patients. She works with several committees and non-profits focused on spreading awareness and improving outcomes for the sickle cell community. When she’s not doing all of the above, she’s conducting research on sickle cell while working on making her research easily accessible.
In her free time, Halimat loves singing and dancing which you can see her doing on her Instagram @halimattakeson in her infamous car jams. Or she can be found binging the latest show with a side of pink lemonade. She’s a really big fan of Marvel, Disney, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.