Tayyibah Taylor is the founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, a vehicle for the voice of Muslim American women and winner of a 2010 Folio Eddie Award. Tayyibah Taylor has been named as one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies. She has presented lectures on Islam and Muslim women at national and international conferences and sits on the steering Committee of WISE, an organization that convenes global Muslim women leaders and fosters their participation in Islamic law and contemporary debates. Born on the island of Trinidad, she grew up in Toronto, Canada and studied biology and philosophy at the University of Toronto. She lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for several years and attended classes at King Abdul-Aziz University for Arabic and Islamic Studies. She has visited over 30 countries spanning six continents, sometimes in the capacity as a public diplomacy envoy.