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Changing the perception of muslim women in the media?
anon (Female, 23, United Kingdom)

There is a very common narrative in the media about the subservience of muslim women and their internalization of misogyny. As so… (see more)

Hibaq Farah Yes, you are right - the way we are seen in the media is both troubling and dangerous. We know that media representation of Muslim women ca… (see more)

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Fahima You can't do much to change preconceived prejudice against the person that you're specially as a minority. What you can do is be the best v…

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What are your thoughts on pan-africanism?
Anonymous

Sumia Jaama It's been a while since I've thought of this. I guess since uni and society days tbh. Im all for unity across African/Caribbean countries i… (see more)

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How does winning a prize impact your career in poetry?
Anonymous

is it just like you're getting recognition for you work, which helps you get more work?

Sumia Jaama It depends on what the prize offers in terms of mentorship or enrolling on to a writing course or finances. It also depends on who the priz… (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I moved to Rotterdam for a number of reasons, primarily though for a better work/life/health balance. I've been in London for most of my li… (see more)

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Sumia Jaama t's hard and you have to be creative about your income streams but definitely possible. Most poets and writers I know often also work in pu… (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I lived at home for underad as the programme I wanted to do was only available in London but also as a young muslim woman it didn't dawn … (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I think it differs from one organisation to another but this tends to range from offering/managing suppliers for teacher training, writing … (see more)

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Sumia Jaama I moved to Rotterdam for a number of reasons, primarily though for a better work/life/health balance. I've been in London for most of my li… (see more)

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Hani Salih Oh lord, I am so sorry if i forget anyone but here goes - Shawn Adams (just finished part 2 at RCA), Callum Richardson (Currently Part 1 at… (see more)

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Hani Salih Lots! One of my favourite architects Francis Kere's projects in Burkina Faso usually have a great approach to balancing vernacular architec… (see more)

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Hani Salih There's a surprising amount of variety within the profession. For example, you can graduate and go to work in an architecture practice that… (see more)

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Hani Salih There's a surprising amount of variety within the profession. For example, you can graduate and go to work in an architecture practice that… (see more)

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Posted in East African + 2 other communities
How do you generate good ideas for a business?
Anonymous

I just finished college and I want to start a business that I can run from my bedroom in the beginning. Most preferably without p… (see more)

Hani Salih First, you should think about value and how you can leverage it. Business is mostly about understanding the value that you can bring/genera… (see more)

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How do you find a good mentor in architecture?
Anonymous

Hani Salih Networking and building connections with tutors/architects/classmates is key. Also a good mentor doesn't HAVE to be an architect, I cannot … (see more)

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Hani Salih Nope. Sadly, this is something that is the norm across many Architecture schools in the UK. That's not to say there aren't some great peopl… (see more)

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Hani Salih Great question - I think it depends a lot on what kind of architecture you're looking for. All in all, I think London is an obvious choice … (see more)

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