We know how powerful hashtags can be in this day and age. Hashtags can inspire and they can create movements. Hashtags can begin conversations and instigate change. And some hashtags can even break us, make us, unite us and then do all of the above and more. Today I speak about #MeToo which has been trending all over social media over the last few days, … Continue reading #MeToo
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. I feel that as a human race we are often fearful of what we don’t understand, leading to judgement and condemnation of that thing, … Continue reading A WhatsApp Conversation with… a Queer Muslim
Can you even imagine being shot or worse still, being shot to death? Well, in a country that protects the right of the ordinary man to keep and bear arms, it appears that being shot really doesn’t need to be left to the imagination anymore. In 2017 alone, there have been over 46,000 incidents of gun violence in the USA, resulting in almost 24,000 people … Continue reading What Does the Las Vegas Shooting Tell Us About the World?
I’m not gonna lie. Now living in Mauritius, one of the things I miss most about England is Amazon Prime and their next day delivery service. That being said, I guess I have to be grateful that I was still able to get a copy of Grace Victory’s No Filter from the UK out to this tiny speck of an island in the middle of … Continue reading Grace Victory: No Filter – My Thoughts
The thought of losing someone you love is probably one of the scariest things you can imagine. It’s the connotations that surround the taboo subject of death I suppose; you just don’t know what it is, what has happened to them and how you are going to survive without them in your life. You don’t know… until it happens to you. I was 14 years … Continue reading Accepting the Death of my Father
Over 5 years ago I wrote an article which was circulated widely on social media called “The Invisible Holocaust of 2012”(which has since disappeared :/), conveying the struggles of the Rohingya Muslim community in Burma (also known as Myanmar). With all that is happening once again in Burma, I thought it only right to write about their plight once again. To be honest, I’m not too … Continue reading The Plight of the Rohingya
Taking the decision to leave all I had ever known and move countries was one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make. Actually taking the plunge and crossing over 6000 miles of land and sea to set up home in a brand new country is among one of the scariest things I have ever done. It’s now been just over a year … Continue reading My First Year in Mauritius