2017: The year voting became cool again

At around 9pm on the 7th of June, the eve of the general election, I put the phone down feeling nervously optimistic after a conversation with my 19-year-old cousin. He insisted all his friends in his home city of Coventry were voting, and even…

Love Has No Gender

I don’t like cheese on my pizza. Throughout my entire life, I have faced judgement for my tastes, for people are very reluctant to accept behaviours that do not fit their expectations of how things are supposed to be. But that’s the funny…

It's only terrorism if you fight back… Right?

I'm sure you've heard of it… the tragedy that was Grenfell Towers - the inferno of destruction weighing down on an estimated 500+ individuals (unconfirmed). Men, women, and children lost their lives, while others who narrowly escaped were…
Listening to the Voices of Grenfell Tower

Listening to the Voices of Grenfell Tower

The words on this page come from my voice. They speak to my personal experiences, and my own turn of phrase. My voice is my identity. Its tone, it’s written hand on paper and the words chosen can indicate many things. Personal qualities, yes,…

Listening to the Voices of Grenfell Tower

The words on this page come from my voice. They speak to my personal experiences, and my own turn of phrase. My voice is my identity. Its tone, it’s written hand on paper and the words chosen can indicate many things. Personal qualities, yes,…

Listening to the Voices of Grenfell Tower

The words on this page come from my voice. They speak to my personal experiences, and my own turn of phrase. My voice is my identity. Its tone, it’s written hand on paper and the words chosen can indicate many things. Personal qualities, yes,…

Up in Smoke

Stepping off the plane with my eyes wide open and hungry for adventure, I took in my first breath of fresh London air. Actually, I use the term “fresh” very loosely, given the scent of tobacco penetrating my lungs. This city is vibrant -…

Here's My Beef

In a world with an ever-increasing population of over seven billion people, we cannot afford to waste resources. Yet, the world’s cattle consume enough food to satisfy 8.7 billion people every year. While people are dying of malnourishment…

Unity in Humanity

On a Saturday night, I with countless other Muslim families were enjoying the breaking of our fast, not long after sharing our meals and seeing my baby nephew just about walking, I found out the terrible news, that London had once again been…
Remember, Remember When It Fell.

Remember, Remember When It Fell.

As a young person, a person of colour, or a person of a certain race or religion, though it is not limited to these categorisations, we have been systematically subjugated by the establishment, and consequently deprived of our voices. Such subjugation…