My name is Hajra, I am a young female British Pakistani Muslim-Gosh that’s a mouthful. Growing up in Britain I’ve seen how being a young British Pakistani Muslim (excuse the mouthful again) has gotten more difficult over time. The two cultures are very contrasting and there are many issues within my own Pakistani/Muslim community that perhaps my friends who solely come from a British community may not understand.
For many years, I have been interested in social issues, discussions about philosophical thoughts, innovation and creativity. All of this has always been far more exhilarating and soul soothing for me, then keeping up with the Jones. I believe there are indeed many faults in my own host community that need to be brought to light. Education and enlightenment is what I aim to convey. Along with discussing matters others may be uncomfortable to address, my blog is an also a form of escapism for me. A hobby that gives me great pleasure, therefore just a reminder I am not a university lecture who has exceptional grammar skills, just a proud, slightly aloof dyslexic.
Hence, I’ve decided to start a blog, here I wish to quite simply pour my heart, express my views and also invite others to join in discussions. This is a friendly and welcoming space that encourages intellectual thought and new perspectives.
This is a light-hearted blog that is open, honest and slightly sarcastic, which aims to keep its content as real as possible.