I am a second year Film and Media Studies student at the University of Leicester. Studying at university has opened my eyes to this exciting world of difference we share. More than ever, I am conscious of class, race, culture and gender differences. As a writer, I soak all these differences, translating them into stories and poems and attempting to hold a mirror to society.
I am passionate about society’s oppressed and suppressed, like the immigrant, Muslims and women. Zora Neale Hurston wrote that, “De nigger woman is de mule uh de world.” Yet, the more I read and live, the more I see that all women are mules of the world. For me, it is not about strengthening or empowering women, as we already have both qualities. For me, it is about breaking free from the cage that society, culture and tradition have built around us.
- Lovingly Empowering Women and Girls in Pakistan - Interview with Zephaniah, founder of Zephaniah Free Academy
- Tackling Pollution, Poverty and Patriarchy in the Niger Delta - Interview with Elsie Ijorogu-Reed of Delta Women
- 'Black Gold' and Corruption in Nigeria - Women's Health Pays the Price - Interview with Adepeju Mabadeje, Founder of Brown Button Foundation (BBF)