originally from south Spain, moved to Iceland in march 2016. She is 28 years old, currently based in Reykjavík, working in the care sector and being a creative and organizer in her spare time. She studied Social work, volunteered in the fields of alternative education and social change, have co-organized in grassroot organizations and is nowadays working on the building of a cooperative. She speaks Spanish, English and Icelandic.After being radicalized by life experiences she decided to not just hope for change but organize for it. That, along with being in FSD trainings with other organizers and friends, lead her to Slagtog. Under her understanding the more the violence gets normalized the more radical the response to it should grow. FSD is not just a quick in the groin, is giving the tools and strategies (physically and psychologically, with solidarity, critical thinking and empowerment) to those who most likely were taught they didn’t have any, to those most oppressed by the system and a normative society.Mariam holds a genuine interest in everything that revolves around FSD, although her main focus is in the development of emotional and psychological strategies, as well as in feminist self-defence for youth and the building of support groups.