Part 1 of 'tis the holiday season (a series of reflections about the past year and the future to come): my 1st year as a mum! Well, how did that go?
Most companies, I worked for in London, were small businesses. In recruitment, you work hard, and you spend a lot of time with your colleagues. You go out for drinks, sometimes even at lunch time, you have regular company dos and high-flyer-trips, if you’ve hit or exceeded your target. As this work puts a lot… Continue reading #metoo – sexism in the recruitment industry
I’ve started reading “Can We All Be Feminists?”, which is an anthology of essays by women with very different backgrounds. The first two essays are about the writers' struggles with feminism and it kind of took me back to the past. Growing up as a teen, I was a devout Muslima, a hijabi even. This… Continue reading Finding feminism
I had a weird dream, and when I woke up I realised how typical it was of the women, who raised me. In the dream, I got married to a Middle Eastern man. We weren’t living together though, and oddly enough I didn’t hear from him after the wedding proceedings anymore. The females in my… Continue reading Women, who raised me
I am back from Europe and my beloved London. There were so many things I wanted to do, but only so many things I got around doing. There’s one moment I kept imagining before I went on this trip, the moment when I got off the airplane with Layali. How I would breathe in London’s… Continue reading Back from Europe