Here I am

I’ve always liked writing and reading and all the things you can’t say in a job interview for fear of sounding like you’re too mainstream. But a number of things – there wasn’t a lot of subjects I didn’t like, the fear of being unemployed with a humanities degree, the awesomeness of saying you’re an engineer, pure laziness – meant I never got round to it.

I’ve decided to stay an anonymous being. I hope this will mean I don’t have to hold back on what I want to say and be wary of the way I want to say it. But for purposes of acknowledging my own (and lack of) privilege so you can judge my views accordingly I will say this: I am a Muslim, south asian, university educated, straight, able-bodied, cis-woman. Born in Britain from parents who migrated here. I grew up and live in London in a council house.

Quite high up on my bucket list is to publish a book. Until I find the time to get round to that I will start writing my thoughts on here. These will be random: faith, politics, feelings, short stories – this will hold it all.

We declare our right on this earth to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary. – Malcolm X

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18 thoughts on “Here I am

  1. Wonderful about page beingwoke! I sympathize greatly with your want (and need) to express anything you feel necessary. I’m quite fascinated with you story, though it was brief. I look forward to reading your posts.

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  2. hello! thank you for following my blog! im new to wordpress so not really sure how it works. how did you find my blog? if we are mutual facebook friends and you want to remain anon i understand. was really pleased when the title of your blog came up on my emails, and your writing style is so fluid and powerful. xxx pri

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