Our Voices

Recounting the stories, experiences and perspectives of British Muslim women for a more balanced narrative

Asma Elbadawi on Identity

Asma Elbadawi, a British Sudanese Basketball player and spoken word Poet, discusses the difficulties with her own identity she faced whilst growing up and how they have driven her career and made her who she is today. 
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Educating a generation of girls: a conversation with Dr. Zareen Roohi Ahmed

Dr. Zareen Rohi Ahmed's career spans over 25 years as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, designer, community activist and educator. We caught up with her to hear how she's educating a generation of girls in Pakistan to become empowered.
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Alma Haq talks grassroots involvement and women’s empowerment

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Alma Haq was responsible for giving the female Bengali residents of Tower Hamlets their first ever outlet to learn and develop their skills sets with the Jagonari Centre, set up to provide marginalised women a number of services and training in 80s . Since then, Alma has been championing the rights of marginalised women from London and Surrey.
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Conversing with Tamanna Sidika, Access and Outreach Officer

"I am actually a strong Muslim woman. Wearing my hijab is my strength..." Tamanna Sidika, Access and Outreach Officer at the University of Bedfordshire shares her views on being a Muslim woman in Britain.
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Interviewing Dr Nazia Khanum OBE

"Muslim women's visual representation has to change because we are always viewed as oppressed and not achieving, but all these things are not fact." Dr Nazia Khanum on how Muslim women are represented in Britain.
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A Chat With Azra Jan, Founder of One Stop Advice and Outreach Centre, Luton

"One thing I would say for certain is to challenge it because we are no different to anyone else who is working in [any] organisation." Azra Jan sharing her thoughts on a Muslim Woman's standing in the workplace.
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A Q&A with Polly Islam, Entrepreneur

"Women really need to be brought out into society so that we can work together by inspiring one another." Polly Islam discusses with us the ways that we can change the script.
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Discussing Career and Faith with Nadira Huda, Independent Social Worker

"As a woman, don’t ever put your own gender down, there are enough people already trying to put you down as a Muslim woman, so be kind and be generous to people and to yourself." Nadira Huda talks to us about being a Muslim woman and leading a successful career.
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Talking Art and Islam with Siddiqa Juma, Artist

"I think we [Muslim women] need to be role models and to show the beauty of Islam." Siddiqa Juma talks to us about her journey and works as an Artist.
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Interviewing Lila Begum, Community Support Worker

"I have faced a lot of barriers as a Muslim woman and I think that non-Muslim people often think is I won't be able to do my job." Lila Begum talks to us about the challenges she has faced as a Muslim woman in Britain.
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