IN CONVERSATION WITH HAMDA ISSA-SALWE

by Mayran Osman Hamda Issa-Salwe is the sales and creative coordinator at Bravado by day and a freelance music journalist at night. At Bravado she focuses on bringing in and creating special projects for UK rap and grime artists to appeal to urban consumers. In addition, her freelancing gig as a journalist has allowed her to interview celebrities such as Michael Dapaah, Charlie Sloth, and … Continue reading IN CONVERSATION WITH HAMDA ISSA-SALWE

Muslim Women in the Era of #MeToo

by Furqan Mohamed Honour. That, unfortunately, is what it all comes down to. Rape culture perpetuates the idea that whatever a woman has done to her, is her fault and it is shameful. Harmful societal constructs encourage the thinking that a woman, if harassed, 1) brought it on herself, 2) should have done something to prevent her assault/abuse 3) she should protect her and her … Continue reading Muslim Women in the Era of #MeToo

We Are the Next Generation, We Need to Empower One Another

Yasmin Ahmed recently graduated with first class honours in Law from the University of Hull and is now working as a journalist at BBC World Service. She also has a scholarship to read Public Policy at the University of Oxford, starting in September where David Cameron will be one of her lecturers. I spoke to her about her groundbreaking work, and her journey of where she is today… Continue reading We Are the Next Generation, We Need to Empower One Another

I Believe That Being Vegan Is Being a Better Muslim

by Sonia Azalia Michelle Bowler is a Scottish-Indonesian revert with a huge love for this planet and every living being inhabiting it. At 17, Islam answered her desperate call for peace throughout her warlike teenage years after dealing with puberty, her parents divorcing, bullying. Another thing she battled with was understanding why humans were causing such destruction on the planet, especially in relation to eating, … Continue reading I Believe That Being Vegan Is Being a Better Muslim

16 Things I Learned By 16

by Zahra Ali  Some people might find this list pretentious but I think these are lessons worth sharing. So here goes… 1. Writer’s block is a myth I’ve been writing short stories and novels since I was about twelve years old. There’s room for improvement, especially with my earlier work, but through the years I often found myself in a ‘creative slump’ that many call … Continue reading 16 Things I Learned By 16