My period is not philanthropy. Our wombs shouldn't be used to pay for the safety and health of our mothers, sisters and friends. You might have thought this was going to win us over, George, but I'm not buying it. I'm going to carry on fighting the tampon tax, and I know I won't be the only person to think that your plan to shut us up is a bloody joke.
Today I am especially proud to be a part of Brunel. Last night our students organised a mass walk out of the 50th anniversary "Big Debate", in protest of the Universities decision to invite Katie Hopkins onto the Panel.
One thing is clear: radicalisation doesn't happen in a vacuum. The bullies who seek to twist and darken the souls of confused young men (and they are largely young, and men) prey on this, pouring poison into their ears.
I really believe that, if we all collectively invest in fairer products, we can put pressure on the supermarkets to make their products fairer and more ethical!
Cameron would have a mandate to pave through Syria like a petulant, spoilt child, triggering future conflicts and wars with Russia and beyond. Britain is dangerously close to the bloodiest war of our lifetime and Cameron is far from the best to tread carefully.
Beauty advertisers are forever selling products to empower women; we need this lipstick because "we're worth it", and if we buy this mascara we're making a statement. But with beauty advertisers using make-up as a means of empowerment, the question is - are we as women still being defined by traditional ideas of femininity?
On home turf, with Islamophobia and myths being peddled about the religion and those who follow it, as well as the further racialisation of Muslims, critical thought and engagement is of the essence. Let's create a climate where that is genuinely possible, because 'we're all in this together' - right?
Daesh fear our unity: theirs is an ideology that fundamentally believes Islam as they interpret it cannot mix with Western values. Embracing immigrants and fostering inter-faith dialogue and collaboration will do more damage to their ideology than a thousand bombs.
In short, the Qur'an tells the reader how it should be interpreted, so the notion that "it's all in the interpretation" is false. Extremists are desperate for all to accept their poisonous narrative as Gospel truth. My message? Don't believe the hype.
Me and a group of friends on Twitter decided to get together to start a campaign with the hashtag #1in5Muslims to show that the vast majority of Muslims are just really normal people who oppose the abhorrent views of Isis and the like and with many mocking the survey with jokes and made-up facts.
We can't be bystanders. We need to be proactive and lead by example to stop this culture from defining what masculinity 'should' be. We mustn't be complacent, because that leads to complicity. I know I don't want to be responsible for creating exclusive spaces that are only for the few, and not for the student movement in its entirety. Do you?
Final year; the permanent neck, eye, and brain-strain from reading too much, deadlines flying out of your ears and unprecedented mini meltdowns. This is all part of the journey! (I keep telling myself anyway). Now, I was pre-warned about how intense final year would be, but I feel like this year has nevertheless hit me like a tonne of bricks! So, how does one cope with the 101 assignments and exams looming?
As an African raised in a Christian household, where reading the bible was how my mum encouraged me to practice my reading skills. Most would assume that I'm anti choice - when in fact the opposite is true...
One Young World
I want you, the ambitious, smart and curious young leaders of the world to go back home and use my organization's model, to empower every citizen of your country, no matter where they come from, what their social background is, or what their beliefs 's are to heal all our societies.
Some days are okay; I can smile, laugh, work, see people and generally live life. Other days are hard and I have to just be patient with myself. I miss her. I miss her so much. But I can live my life alongside missing her. Most importantly, despite missing her, I can still be kind to myself.