Every Little Helps

I was in Tesco in Hayes with my partner, who like me, is queer and desi. I always get nervous going into this Tesco, even though I’ve been going here since I was young – it’s the nearest supermarket to my dad’s house – I know the type of people who go here incredibly...

World Suicide Prevention Week

You may have heard its World Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide affects everyone in some way, and it is not selfish to admit that. Suicide is a word we rarely give ourselves permission to say. It’s hard to face rejection as it is acceptance. I’m trained in...

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers, sisters, non-binary siblings and the rest of my queer family. This month has been one of the hardest months I’ve faced yet. I have never felt so challenged, by my parents, myself, and my own faith. I feel it’s true...

Checking my Privilege

I am always saying that we need to think about the ways in which we are oppressive and the ways in which we are oppressed. I constantly talk about intersectional feminism, power dynamics, and positions of the oppressor. I speak about these mechanisms around me. I am...

Learning Through Practice

Earlier this month, I heard that one of the local international colleges has asked Allsorts Youth Project, where I work, to come in and run a few LGBT awareness workshops with the students. I was really pleased to hear this – most schools in Brighton and Hove have a...