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.
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.
Hashmat Ali powerfully dissects the topic of travel. In a poetic and mindful analysis, his words leave us with a changed idea of what it really means to travel somewhere.
In most cases, racism does not take place in an overt manner. Insidious comments and behaviours that attack and belittle groups, are trickier to call out but also equally as harmful. Samantha Likonde has detailed a number of microaggressions to make clear that this behaviour should never have to be tolerated.
Rupa Mooker, Director of HR at MacRoberts LLP, highlights the lack of diversity within the Scottish legal practice. In this powerful and thorough piece of writing, she offers suggestions which would address this long-standing issue.
Kiran Kaur shares a poem reflecting on the growing hope that was felt in July 2020, despite the reality of living in a global pandemic.
Melanie Goldberg discusses the deep-rooted history of Antisemitism and how it continues to permeate our society today.
Sadya Afreen discusses her experiences of making friends in Scotland as an international student. She reflects on the friends she has now made, saying that they feel just like family.
Our Editor Iqra Ali shares her delicious baked salmon recipe
Umaima Khan explains how racism is deep rooted in history, yet often glanced over and never properly acknowledged. Khan argues that an accurate account of history is required in the national curriculum in order to combat racism.