Silence or Intervention?

‘Bystander apathy is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Powys says, ‘the silence was deafening. I still can’t get over the silence of it all’ as the young girl was being verbally attacked in frontContinue reading “Silence or Intervention?”

Is European Muslimah fashion based on conformity & fear?

‘…women are still predominantly judged based on their appearances over their abilities- factors which could be a more disturbing indicator of why Muslim women seek alternative ways to fit in with society.’ Muslimah Media Watch article, ‘Is the rise of European fashion based on conformity & fear? by Shereen Malherbe.    

Paris Terror Attacks & The Rise of Islamophobia

‘JAN Trust is a London based charity who work with victims of hate crime. Its Director, Sajda Mughal, a survivor of the 7/7 London bombings, is now fighting against hate crime and Islamophobia. Her achievements for community cohesion and interfaith dialogue have been rewarded with an OBE. She is an inspiration. She survived something mostContinue reading “Paris Terror Attacks & The Rise of Islamophobia”

Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now

Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel. “After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that of the conflict that exists within the country, whichContinue reading “Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now”

Jasmine Falling, Debut Novel by Shereen Malherbe Out Now

Much Anticipated Debut Novel Jasmine Falling Out Now Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel. “After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that ofContinue reading “Jasmine Falling, Debut Novel by Shereen Malherbe Out Now”

Invisible Eve – Giving women a voice in society through the Arts

‘Yousef’s work is inspired by his own life experience of being unable to speak until he was given a camera by his father. ‘Of Palestinian origin…he grew up exposed to images of war and violence. He needed a voice to express his inner turbulence, and photography gave him that voice.’ An article for JAN TrustContinue reading “Invisible Eve – Giving women a voice in society through the Arts”

Is the fashion industry evolving with the inclusion of its first Hijabi model?

‘Often our viewpoint is given by those outside of the group and associated with negative connotations or images of oppression. The spending power of young Muslim women is beginning to start a trickle of representation, but we aren’t anywhere near mainstream markets for fashion, books or films.’ Tribune republishes Shereen Malherbe’s article on H&M’s firstContinue reading “Is the fashion industry evolving with the inclusion of its first Hijabi model?”

Why British MP’s defending Muslim women do more harm than good.

‘Now needs to be the time when media outlets are called to account for negative, misrepresentative stereotypes that are impacting on the increasing abuse of a group in society, a group Baroness Cox says she is trying to protect.’  Source Article by Shereen Malherbe for Muslimah Media Watch

Is H&M’s first Muslim model a positive move into the mainstream?

‘Often our viewpoint is given by those outside of the group and associated with negative connotations or images of oppression. The spending power of young Muslim women is beginning to start a trickle of representation, but we aren’t anywhere near mainstream markets for fashion, books or films.’ An article for Muslimah Media Watch by ShereenContinue reading “Is H&M’s first Muslim model a positive move into the mainstream?”