So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

In response to #PunishAMuslimDay, Aleesha addresses the rising prominence of Islamophobia in traditional political parties, despite the rising awareness for this growing phenomenon. As she explains, there is a growing apathy that must be addressed, with politicians 'getting away' with blatant Islamophobic comments. As a young British Muslim woman involved in politics, I’ve seen the [...]

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Yemeni Or American? The Hybrid Identity Complex.

Yemeni Or American? The Hybrid Identity Complex.

A renowned professor of English literature at Harvard university coined the phrase “Less than one and double” when, speaking of hybridity and multiculturalism in his book, “Location of Culture”. When I discovered his work I didn’t know this theory would become so relatable and fascinating to my experience as a Yemeni-American Muslim. 1999 “We're going [...]

Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

In this film review, Sophia Lara provides her insight and opinion on the widely successful release of the new Marvel movie 'Black Panther'. Set out as a commentary, her piece provides a clear analysis and understanding of the underlying political and social narrative that surrounds the representation of the Black community in popular culture. Set [...]