Women. Ladies. Girls. Females. So many different names for us. Here in Scotland women can be referred to as lassies or hens. All over the world there are different colloquial terms. Some of them derogatory. There’s no denying there is still sexism present today – in all sectors of society. Institutional and systemic sexism which … More Introducing New Series: HER Stories
“I’m sorry.” They said. For the umpteenth time. It occurred to them that, in fact, they had nothing to be sorry for but if they didn’t say it, life would be much harder. *** Dear non-Muslims, I’m sorry that innocent people all over the world have been killed. I’m sorry that the killers associate themselves … More Dear non-Muslims, I’m Sorry.
Time is one of those things which always seems to do the opposite thing you want it to do. It goes brutally slowly when you are anxiously awaiting something in the future and frighteningly fast when you are anxiously dreading something. When time is running out with someone it flashes by rapidly. When you are … More Time is a Friend to the Heartbroken
I was nominated by the lovely and talented Chasing Sakina for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’. Big thank you to her for the continued positive support and feedback on my writing which always means a lot. The Rules: • Thank the person/persons who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. • … More The Sunshine Blogger Award
So yesterday the European court ruled that employers will be allowed to ban employees from wearing headscarves – and it is not discrimination. The premise of this is that there is nothing wrong with it if the company already had a policy in place which states that all of its employees should be neutral and … More Employers can Ban Headscarves but it’s Not Discrimination?
Recently I was nominated for this award by Zara Writes and Muslimah According to Me which I really appreciate. I wouldn’t have been blogging as much as I have without the feedback and lovely messages from fellow bloggers which has encouraged and motivated me to write even more. “The Blog-aholic Award is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging … More The Blog-aholic Award
I finished watching the first episode of ‘Extremely British Muslims’ – the documentary on channel 4. After watching ‘Muslims Like Us’ recently on BBC and now this, I am beginning to see a trend. Documentaries which are supposedly made and broadcasted with the aim of reducing stigma and segregation within British society but do very … More Extremely British Muslims – My Perspective on Marriage
“You’re beautiful.” He told her. The shy tinge in his voice told her even more; that he truly meant it. She smiled at him but something inside her felt uneasy, unsatisfied. “Is that all?” She gently perused. “What do you mean?” He frowned at her slightly, genuine confusion written on his face. He thought to … More To Be Told You’re Beautiful