A note from the Editor on Child Sexual Abuse

Following the publication of Tameena Hussain’s post on her experience of child sexual abuse, we have decided to write a short note on the issue of sexual violence within Muslim and South Asian communities, in the UK. Our heartfelt thanks to Tameena for writing this post on her experiences of childhood sexual abuse, and raising …

I am who I am because I was abused

(Content warning: this post contains content which some may find triggering) My labels: troublemaker, Paki-basher, coconut, besharam and the list goes on – all for speaking up against injustice and cultural issues but I am who I am today because I was sexually abused and I now simply refuse to comply with a culture that …