Can we be something more honest than “woke”? I’ve been thinking a lot about the performativity of all our politics recently. I am worried. An MP describes people as ‘a funny tinge’ and to be a “good” person you have to perform outrage/ridicule, though I’m sure many of us funny-tinged people feel nothing deeper than an eye-roll. It’s not that deep. And by not that … Continue reading Everybody wants to be ‘woke’ but who wants to be honest?
Content notes: Discussion of Orlando shooting, LGBTQ+ violence and discrimination, Islamaphobia. Today is the eighth day of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan has always been an important, the most important, month (Islamic calendar month) for me as a Muslim. It provides a time for me to really reflect on my faith more than I do in day to day life and a chance for me to … Continue reading Islam and my politics
Content note: mothers, mothering labour, mentions of biological essentialism. This post goes out to every mother and to every woman who looks after a family or cares for other human beings. It goes out especially to every single-mother, every non-white mother and every young mother. To every mother who is shamed for not also participating in waged work alongside being a mother, and for every mother … Continue reading To the Mothers and the men they raise