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Exploring Body Shaming in South Asian Communities

Exploring Body Shaming in South Asian Communities

It was around mid-2015. I was settled happily and comfily in my repeat clients house, as I applied henna to her hands in preparation for her upcoming wedding. We talked and laughed; her mother flitting in and out of the room, admiring my handiwork and telling me how...

A WhatsApp Convo with… a Queer Muslim

A WhatsApp Convo with… a Queer Muslim

Here is the first post in my new series of blogposts called ‘A Whatsapp Conversation with…’ – a collection of Whatsapp text chats in which I will explore the lives and views of other people from all different walks of life.

Can You Be Gay and Muslim?

Can You Be Gay and Muslim?

This is a topic that I think about often, yet avoid writing about just because I’ve never really known how to articulate my views on this properly. Even now, I’ll be honest, I am still confused about some of the issues that go hand-in-hand with this wider, highly debated subject matter…

Mashal Khan, Silenced Forever

Mashal Khan, Silenced Forever

It really makes you question what kind of a world we live in when you come across a video circulating on social media of a broken, battered, bloodied body being forcefully kicked and beaten to a pulp despite it’s soul clearly already having left it.

Every Month I Bleed – Get Over It.

Every Month I Bleed – Get Over It.

I say this all the time, but we really do live in such strange times. Times where we have become desensitised to having almost naked women, sex and the YOLO lifestyle thrust repeatedly in our faces; yet, simultaneously times where not much has changed since past...

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