Proud feminist, Welsh, Muslim, love politics. Former Parliamentary Candidate, Volunteer,Equality Activist. Pro EU. Global Citizen
Welsh Muslim, passionate feminist, love business, love politics and sparkle. Former Conservative Parliamentary candidate. Committed volunteer. Love working in the community. Vice President of Council for Wales Youth Services, Show Racism The Red Card Ambassador, Women Create Co-Founder. PR Consultant committed to standing up for equality.
If anything, we should be holding the British Museum to a higher standard than other institutions on cultural sensitivity. It is, after all, meant to be an institution promoting learning and an awareness of cultural heritage.
As someone born in Caerphilly, who grew up in Wales, and is learning Welsh, I feel nothing but Welsh. I am a proud Welsh Asian - and yet the Welsh Assembly appear to be telling me and many like me that that's not an option.
I've lived all over the UK but South Wales is where my heart is.I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, I love going to the rugby, scoffing Welsh cakes and going out with mates. Cardiff is a vibrant city, we Welsh are some of the funniest, kindest people I have met and I am proud to say I am Welsh and call Cardiff my home.
In 2014, when talk of foodbanks had reached fever pitch for all the wrong reasons, I decided my Saturday mornings would be best spent helping out at my local one. But I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming reality.
We shouldn't aim to be "tolerant." Tolerance is not good enough. Let acceptance and fairness be our goals. We must overcome the unease of talking about race honestly and bypass this hideous false sense of cultural sensitivity and political correctness. It's taken us backwards, not forwards.
At a time when I have personally been urging members of the public to report unpleasant and offensive post-Brexit rhetoric to the police - with the racial hatred and xenophobia spreading across the UK, hearing these words normalised by a elected Member of Parliament is truly is a disaster for community cohesion in all parts of Britain.
27/07/2016 13:18 BST
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