I recently stumbled across Hawwa’s Instagram page and I instantly fell in love with her photography, illustrations and the messages behind her art. I wanted to learn more about the woman behind the work and get some insight into her techniques. She describes herself as an ‘amateur’, hard to believe when you look at her work, but her self-deprecating humour makes her all the more endearing… Continue reading Lessons In Art
Bluesforthehorn is a British R&B artist from East London. She is a singer-songwriter and is also passionate about ending gender-based violence and extremism. Continue reading Bluesforthehorn – One to Watch!
Anti-blackness is prevalent in many communities, it is a result of how different cultures have had anti-blackness deeply rooted throughout many generations. Continue reading We Need To Talk About The Anti-Blackness In The Muslim Community
In 2017, I was lucky enough to visit Somalia for the first time in my life, and I never thought it would be such an eye-opening experience as to what I wanted in the future. Continue reading How Visiting Somalia Changed My Life
My name is Salma Ibrahim. I live in London but call many places home. Recently I had a discussion with a friend about what makes somewhere home. We both agreed home was anywhere that took you in warmly and lovingly. There is a lot of love to be found in this world which is why I welcome new faces with good hearts and strong minds. … Continue reading Poetry Corner: Salma Ibrahim
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
by Asiyah Syed It happened first when I was signing myself into an event, and a sister from the Muslim Student Association (MSA) was at the table asked the girl in front of me if she was one of the people who participated in wearing the hijab for the day. When the girl responded that she was, the sister lit up, gushing that this was … Continue reading ‘Try a Hijab Day’ Needs To Stop