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!Β  Β  The conference was held at the beautiful Hotel Grandhika in Jakarta, organised and...
Australian Social Policy Conference 2017

Australian Social Policy Conference 2017

I’ve been asked to present twice at the 3-day Australian Social Policy Conference 2017Β at the University of NSW this week. On Monday afternoon I joined the Round-table panel discussion on “Research Community Partnerships”. I shared my experiences as...
What does it mean to be a social researcher?

What does it mean to be a social researcher?

This year, after working a few jobs as a research assistant as well as volunteering in community projects, I am learning the true meaning of being a social researcher. Last year I spent my honours year at university conducting my own research and topic and had to...
Honours Graduation 2017

Honours Graduation 2017

Yesterday was my graduation. My second graduation, for my honours I completed last year. It was the most challenging and rewarding year for me. It was challenging because I really struggled with my complex identities of being the only hijab wearing Muslim, with...
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