#BeBoldForChange Today is the day that the world unites to commemorate the struggle for equality and to celebrate the wonderful achievements of women socially, politically, economically and culturally. This International Women’s Day, tell women around you how amazing and inspiring they are. Tell them their voices are strong. Tell them there are no limits to their power. We all know that inequality of any kind should not … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!
by Yasmin Ali Melissa Galvin-Cundill is a woman who wears her heart on her sleeve and says it how it is. We spoke to her about her journey to Islam, mental health and her raw, captivating ability to tell her story through poetry… Tell us a bit about yourself… I’m 22, I recently graduated with a degree in social work. I’m passionate about poetry and I … Continue reading “I really believe Islam saved my life”
by Yasmin Ali On January 21st 2017, over 5 million people worldwide marched for women’s voices to be heard. In one of the biggest demonstrations of our time, hope and optimism for the future of women was at an all time high. Days later, Linda Sarsour (a Palestinian, Muslim, American woman) was viciously attacked by right wing media for her involvement in the demonstration, despite being … Continue reading Thoughts On The Women’s March & The Hunt For Linda Sarsour
by Yasmin Ali The first thing you’ll notice about Roda Musa is her graceful, beaming smile that suggests a sense of wisdom and self assurance. When you listen to her speak or read her work, your assumptions are correct. We spoke to the budding journalist about politics, feminism, race and her community… Tell us a bit about yourself… I’m 21, I’m in my final year of university, studying … Continue reading “it’s important to talk about identity and have voices like mine out there”
by Yasmin Ali The new year always brings a sense of optimism, a sense of renewal. However, the new year also brings the pressure of changing who you are. Is that really the best way to start another year of your life? The saying ‘new year, new me’ is often the concluding sentence in social media posts reviewing the previous year. The idea of having … Continue reading New Year, Same You