Letters from the Bride 

From the first conversation, to the day of the Nikkah and everything in between, was at first, an abstract concept. Upon reading multiple books and blogs, my favourite being the ‘Muslim Marriage Guide’ by Maqsood Ruqaiyyah Waris, or even just watching marriage related Youtube videos by Mufti Menk, it became that much clearer that: The…

Occupying a space..

I spent a lot of my first term at university, grappling with the idea that I’m at one of the top 10 institutions in the world for my subject. This triggered a thought which defined the rest of my first year at university– “How will I live up to expectations that are subconsciously, or consciously…

What drives me is, imposter syndrome

The words of a female High Court Judge are immovable in my mind till this day.  Upon entering Middle Temple Hall for tea with her colleagues, an elderly male visitor mistook her for a waitress. It is this very notion of what a conventional barrister should look like, which has proved to be problematic. Walking into a…

The Journey Begins

Throughout the course of blog posts on this site, I hope to delve into personal anecdotes and first hand interactions, which have shaped the way I view politics, culture and lifestyle. An emphasis throughout, which I hold close to my heart, is one of representation and paradoxically, underrepresentation. Whether that be in the field of…