Travelling alone as a Muslim woman in Australia

Travelling alone as a Muslim woman in Australia

“How old are you?” I got asked this question 3 times during my business trip. I recently travelled to Hobart, Darwin and Melbourne for work. I got asked how old I am, by 3 different men. All taxi drivers. All from different backgrounds. The first...
Silent Signs Goes to Indonesia!

Silent Signs Goes to Indonesia!

Selamat datang Hello to all! Last week I went to Indonesia! I went there for the first International Conference Disability and Diversity in Muslim Societies: Experiences from Asia!    The conference was held at the beautiful Hotel Grandhika in Jakarta, organised and...
Sydney Deaf Festival 2017!

Sydney Deaf Festival 2017!

On Saturday 21st October was the annual Deaf Festival at Parramatta River. And for the first time ever, we set up a Muslim Deaf Community stall! Silent Signs, along with Muslim Deaf Association Sydney, Deaf Muslim Australia, Deaf Muslim Wellness and...
Going to the Movies: A Frustrating Experience

Going to the Movies: A Frustrating Experience

So my friend and I wanted to watch ‘Victoria and Abdul’ at the Cinema yesterday.  “When will we watch it”? She asks me one day.  “Whenever there is closed captions available”! I reply. Going to the movies has always been a...
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