Mariana Feijó

Mariana Feijó

Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption

Isma Almas is gay, Muslim and Pakistani. For years she tried to hide a part of it and was even married to a man with whom she has two children. Now, fully comfortable in her own skin, she wants to tell us a little bit more about her experience.

We get to know about Isma’s current relationship and what led them to decide to adopt a child. We’re surprised by the adoption statistics and the very specific difficulties a gay, Muslim, Pakistani woman faces when going through the process.

In a show that deals with difficult issues or race and religion, and while showcasing it to a majority white audience, Almas is able to plant the laughs, which is a feat in itself. About a Buoy is an emotional story about the boy that kept her afloat and it’s at times hard for the comedian to hold her emotions back.


Isma Almas: About a Buoy – Adventures in Adoption at the Gilded Balloon at 14:45 until 26th August. For tickets and more information click here!

Funny Women are at the Edinburgh Fringe with five shows, from 19th – 23rd August, a Funny Women Awards 2019 semi-final, a Stand Up to Stand Out workshop and a Meet Up. Come find us!

There’s still time to nominate a women-led show for the 2019 Funny Women Awards’ Best Show Category! The show with the most nominations will be picked! Nominate a show you have seen or your own show by 31st August here!

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