Why Change the Script?

British Muslim women are forging their own careers and contributing to all aspects of society, whether they are mothers or working in private industries and public organisations

Our Stories

Our Narratives

We’ve travelled across the UK documenting the stories and opinions of women from diverse backgrounds and careers. Our forums brought women together to engage with one another and discuss the issues which matter to them the most, including the challenges they face as Muslim women.

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Siddiqa Jumma: A life inspired by art and faith

“I think we [Muslim women] need to be role models and show the beauty of Islam.” Siddiqa Juma #writeyourscript

Internationally renowned Artist, Siddiqa Juma, opens up her home and studio to Change the Script where she gives us an insight into her life as an artist guided by her faith. Despite the challenges she faced pursuing her career, Siddiqa’s passion for art and constant work on personal development is her ethos to success.

The Women of An-Nisa Society

When family members Humera Khan, Khalida Khan and Aisha Khan co-founded the An-Nisa Society in 1985, its goals were to improve the provision of Muslim-sensitive services and tackle Islamophobia. The society, among other achievements, has set up a successful, supplementary Muslim School in London.

CTS talks to the three women who are changing the way Islam is taught to young children through ‘love and not fear’.

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Opinion

Amina, Warrior Queen of Zaria

The first of her kind, a Nigerian warrior Queen of Zaria (née Zazzau), Amina broke the bounds of a male-dominated society. A little side bit to note; she was Muslim.

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Reflections on Migration

Baroness Uddin shares her personal experience of migration and the impact its had on her family and the wider community around her.

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Islamophobia: One Woman’s Experience

Recorded hate crimes in 2017 have risen to 54 incidents a day from the daily average of 38 especially after Brexit. A majority of these crimes are directed at British Muslims. One woman, Hasina Khan tells her experiences of hate crimes in the 70’s during the height of racism to present day Islamophobia.

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Twitter Feed

What a pleasure meeting @BaronessUddin the first Muslim to become a member of the @UKHouseofLords 20 years ago and to learn from her about the amazing @ctscript project celebrating Muslim Women work, inspiration and achievements. #WriteYourScript

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Film and TV shape our view of the world and each other. So shout out @theriztest for calling out films for their biased depiction of Muslims. https://t.co/89mn9vBntq

Trailblazing NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson turns 100 today. 🎂🙌
https://t.co/lSOvggVDe0

UN claim of Myanmar genocide is a litmus test for global justice https://t.co/C5kjd1xayD

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