Ammara Irshad writes about the rich history of Pakistan’s official language – Urdu. Drawing in her ties to the language, she also expresses just how beautiful she thinks the language is. Added to this, she shares a poem written by her father. Continue reading Urdu… Where it started and where it is now!
Here, our editor Iqra Ali, describes her past year and a half in a nutshell, and how while people may seem happy, lively and somewhat content with life on the outside, a lot of people have internal struggles that they battle. She hopes it resonates with people who are afraid of uncertainty in any aspect of life. Here is her story of her journey and her healing process… Continue reading Healing- A Bumpy Road
In this moving piece of writing Rebekah Cheung writes candidly about her personal experiences of rape. She reiterates that sexual assault is never the fault of the survivor, regardless of how many times it has happened. She also highlights the disparity in support given to survivors of colour, who still to this day are less likely to be believed because of racial prejudice. Continue reading Recognising my Privilege within Rape Recovery
Aaisha writes about the stigma attached to mental health within the South Asian community, and how this is having a severe impact on ensuring people get the help they need, when they need it. Continue reading Mental Health in the South Asian Community
In a powerful piece of writing, Nelson Cummins underlines the immense importance of having ethnic representation on the TV screen. Highlighting the deeply racist response to Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, Cummins says that the representation of Black people and their experiences on shows like the BBC’s Small Axe, are crucial to tackling racist ideologies. Continue reading Representation Matters – that’s why Racists now hate Sainsbury’s
An insightful and necessary piece by Gauranga Varia drawing light to ‘primitivism’ – the negative portrayal of non-Western cultures and individuals in art. Continue reading ‘Primitivism’ & ‘Otherness’: Representation in Art
Aaisha Sabir lays out some of the tragic and appalling facts about what is currently happening to over a million different Muslims in some parts of China. She urges each one of us to speak up and spread awareness so that change can happen. Continue reading China’s Concentration Camps
Kiran Kaur reflects upon one of her favourite hobbies – picking up a book and getting stuck in. For her, lockdown has offered the opportunity to read more. As Kiran states, books not only increase our understanding of the world, but they also help us to empathize with others – something especially important as we face a global pandemic. Continue reading My love for reading got me through lockdown
A powerful commentary by Nelson Cummins on the legacy of the British Empire and how it continues to be perceived in the present day. Cummins argues that we must stop questioning whether the Empire was moral – it was not. Instead, to truly move on, we must educate ourselves on the atrocities it caused. Continue reading Are We Really Still Arguing About The British Empire?
Aaisha Sabir writes about the changing role of women in society, and how South Asian communities in particular must no longer expect women to take on the role of housewives. Continue reading The Stigma of Being a South Asian Housewife