Here's a podcast I did with friend Sarah Malik about race, religion and intersectionality. Hope you enjoy it: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/in-my-shoes-pt-2/8024000
I've always hated the stereotypes about Chinese women - that we are sexually subservient (but also sexually aggressive at the same time), mail order brides, gold diggers and more. I wrote this piece to highlight that there have been strong Chinese female role models for a long time now and will continue to be in … Continue reading A piece on strong Chinese women for IWD
This isn't the first time my realness has been questioned. Since childhood I have been asked if my racial mix is real, or responded to as if it is something astonishing. As a convert to Islam, you should see peoples' heads explode when I add that one in too, or the way people try to 'figure me out' … Continue reading Proud to be your worst nightmare
Update: You can read this piece online here - https://issuu.com/hystericalfeminisms/docs/issue5_reconstructed_with_color Okay people, my ruminations on Feminism are in the awesome UK magazine HYSTERIA (photo by Bjork Grue Lidin) Check them out at: www.hystericalfeminisms.com
Just letting you all know that I will be delivering a keynote at NOWSA in Perth on Friday 18 July 2014. More details on the rest of NOWSA can be found here: http://nowsa.co/keynote-speakers/. ---More on NOWSA:The Network of Women Students Australia is an annual conference of women students across the country, this year it will … Continue reading UPCOMING EVENT: Keynote Speech at NOWSA 2014, Perth, 18 July
Here's a radio panel I did about intersectional feminism for IWD - sorry it's being posted a bit late! http://www.girlstothemic.org/intersectionality-and-the-failings-of-white-feminism.html
I often wonder about pieces which are critical, topics that are taboo in a community and the consideration that needs to be given when publishing a piece of writing. For example, a particular outlet published a piece on FGM a while back that I was then told was originally written by and for a particular community. … Continue reading Airing the dirty laundry in public?