I’ve always done what I was supposed to do, I worked hard at school, completed my undergraduate, followed by my masters and started working straight after. I followed this imaginary life itinerary, I had a timeline, and I had a concrete perception of what achievement looked like. By the time I was in a full-time … Continue reading I have no idea what I’m doing
Here we are, counting our last precious days before the end of Ramadan 2017. Amazed at how quickly time flies with a hint of regret. Everyone of us faced a different test this Ramadan, some of us had to come face to face with our biggest demons; whether it was the feeling of loneliness when … Continue reading Making the most of the last few days.
Nimra Shahid shares how Muslim Women Connect motivates her 80% of your achievements in life are simply produced by product of you turning up, according to Woody Allen. The film director’s words prompted me to reflect upon the start of my beautiful journey with Muslim Women Connect, when I was first introduced to my … Continue reading Be Your Own Cheerleader
Written by Haleema Akhtar I’ve never felt my identity hindered me. Perhaps I’ve just been incredibly naive? Maybe I’ve been blind to the reality of this cruel world we live in? As a young Muslim, Kashmiri woman, I guess my identity is politicised more than most. Never have I felt discriminated against because of it … Continue reading The Struggles of a Muslim Woman
By Assma Youssef After graduating from university a few months ago, I knew that Brexit Britain would be heading for a few years of uncertainty. Like many fresh graduates, this uncertainty almost mimicked my own anxiety about my next career steps. But, as a British Muslim woman, learning about the findings of the Women and Equalities … Continue reading Triple systemic discrimination
Occupation: Juggles 4 jobs and 6 kids can balance 3 cups of ice coffee and a pet spider ...and has mastered how to hide in a cupboard with a chocolate cake and not get caught by the kids! Shemiza Rashid is a multi-award winning social and cultural entrepreneur, multi disciplinary artist producer, broadcaster, sixth … Continue reading Interview with Shemiza Rashid, balances 4 jobs and 6 children
1. Where do you work and what is your position? I am the co-founder at of Yonder travel and I currently work at the Unite Accelerator in Shoreditch. 2. How did you decide to pursue the career you’re working in- was there a pivotal moment where you recognised this was what you wanted to do? … Continue reading Interview with Fifi Kara- Co-Founder of the Hulah App & Director of Model Westminister