“I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating."
"I don't feel safe walking alone ever. How am I supposed to feel knowing that if something were to happen, I would have no option?"
"Don't move over. Just move aside, so I can stand next to you and we can do this together."
When you have a Muslim name, you don't just worry about your name being butchered in pronunciation, but having yourself identified in a world that is not always...
When it comes to fasting it's, as Facebook would say, complicated.
"This award has brought me the peace of knowing that people are listening."
“It also makes me see things from outside the box. I don’t easily fall for lies, I can see through things.”
As a teenager, reading was a lifeline that opened my horizons. Literature was the hand that came out of the page and took mine, the hand that understood.
Couples are switching off sex to watch Netflix, with one in four people surveyed saying they preferred binge watching over 'chilling'.
It feels strange to see so much of the South Asian foods I grew up with re-appropriated as overpriced hipster 'superfoods'.
The right of every girl to feel as equal as to any boy to the grand entrance in life is a right worth fighting for.
For me what I link with in the story of Mary is the role of radical compassion and empathy. It sits at the heart of all the parables in the world's great religions.
The rituals and concepts of Christianity (the Trinity! The catechism!) were as exotic and curious to me as Ramadan must have been to mainstream Australians.
"I actively try and remind myself... I don't have to apologise for who I am."