On being ‘The First’

A few days ago I saw an article titled ' Diane Abbott to make history as first black person to represent their party a PMQs and I wanted to talk about how, as great as being the first can be, its can also be draining and extremely lonely times. This is a post for myself … Continue reading On being ‘The First’

Speak

Speak they tell me Condemn these terror attacks Apologise for them From your brown, hijab clad face to your Muslim name, it is you who bears the responsibility for them after all And so I do I express my disgust and intolerance of taking innocent lives, of terrorism and social Meaning both Islamist radicalism and … Continue reading Speak

The Burdens of Identity 

I don't really know how to start this but the more I think about my actions and reactions to things, I realise how much I feel burdened with responsibility. The responsibility to represent my religion, race, age and, in some rare circumstances (I'm thinking Uni haha), northerners. I don't know, I just feel like I … Continue reading The Burdens of Identity