Fidaa is originally from the Kordofan region in Western Sudan. She has a BA in French from the University of Khartoum, studied linguistics in France, and is currently working as a housing officer in London. For many years, she contributed with various Sudanese groups , including Sudanese Open Themes Group , which runs monthly sessions on various cultural and intellectual topics that are relevant to Sudan. In 2010, just before the Sudan 2011 Referendum, she co-organised an evening celebrating music and poetry of the Sudans in celebration of reconciliation, peace and cultural diversity. Fidaa is particularly interested in widening the participation of Sudanese diaspora in UK, as well as in collaborative joint working between Sudanese and non-Sudanese groups in UK.