Sofia Odugleh, Community Midwife, On Perception

For me, Islam has enhanced my life… Because of it, I am able to voice my opinions and not be afraid of what people have to say about me.”

The vibrant Sofia Odugleh is a community Midwife and mother of two now living in Wales. Originally from Sheffield, Sofia …

Amaliana Beyrouty from Women Connect First On Work and Identity

Amaliana Beyrouty, from Women Connect First in Wales, shares her views on religion and identity with Change the Script.

Moving to the UK in 2004 from  Lebanon, a country that has been torn by 17 years of civil war, she spoke about the importance of  religion defining who you are …

Hanan Issa Shares Her Thoughts on Change

We need to get to a stage where Muslim women are visible in all areas of society, not because our adversity or a tick box exercise but because those women are doing excellent things.”

Hanan Issa is a writer, poet and spoken word artist who has been working publicly …

Farrah Azam, Chatting to a Creative Entrepreneur

What do you do and what is an average day is like for you?

I’m an artist and I paint designs that are inspired by henna. I paint on various surfaces as opposed to just hands . I wanted to do something different with henna and I think it is …

Asma Elbadawi on Identity

“I was under the illusion that identity is fixed and rigid but in reality, it changes with time and is very flexible.”

Asma Elbadawi, a British Sudanese Basketball player and spoken word Poet, discusses the difficulties with her  identity she faced whilst growing up and how they have driven her …

Educating a generation of girls: a conversation with Dr. Zareen Roohi Ahmed

One of the first impressions of Dr. Zareen Roohi Ahmed is her elegance and grace. Her softly spoken manner and warm smile typically contradicts the characteristics of an ambitious go-getter with a career  which spans over 25 years as a philanthropist, entrepreneur, designer, inventor, community activist and educator. It’s hard …

Alma Haq talks grassroots involvement and women’s empowerment

For someone who has dedicated more than 30 years of their career empowering and championing the rights of marginalised women living in London, Alma Haq has gone relatively unnoticed in the public space. At least, a quick google search on Alma leads you to a few articles and a standard …

Conversing with Tamanna Sidika, Access and Outreach Officer


“We need more people from marginalised backgrounds in roles of influence particularly Muslim women so that we can be better represented.”


Tamanna, who are you and what do you do?

I currently work as an Access and Outreach Officer at the University of Bedfordshire. I have been there

Interviewing Dr Nazia Khanum OBE

“We need both men and women to work together to change the backward and prejudiced images we are being portrayed in.”


Tell me a bit about your story and how you got to where you are today?

I came to this country in 1974 to do a PhD, as