Inspired by her daughter Gina, Asifa Rahman’s illustrated children’s book Safia’s Secret is about a young Indian girl who secretly wishes she was white like most of her classmates. With guidance and love from her mother, Safia gains confidence and decides she is happy with her skin colour. This is Rahman’s first book. She has been a member of The Writer’s in Group (TWiG) for more than two years and is inspired by their support. Safia’s Secret is illustrated by Charlottetown artist Duncan Brooks.