Radio & TV
I regularly appear on national TV, radio and podcasts.
My radio & TV appearances have included Sky News, BBC Woman's Hour, BBC Four, BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio Berkshire. I’ve discussed topics as far-ranging as my experiences as an undercover contestant in Miss England, sexism and colourism in beauty pageants, media portrayals of millennial Muslim women, sexual harassment in the workplace and the legacy of the #MeToo movement, racial preferences in dating apps, whether faith and feminism can ever co-exist and more.
A selection of my appearances can be found here:
BBC Woman’s Hour (2019)
Following my undercover investigation on whether beauty pageants still have a place in contemporary British society for the June '19 issue of Cosmopolitan, I was invited to appear alongside broadcaster Jane Garvey, journalist Tanya Gold and political scientist Leanne Levers to discuss this in greater depth. I discussed my experiences as a contestant in Miss England’s 2018 heats, sexism, colourism and the global impact of five beauty pageants (Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA) won by black women.
You can listen here.
BBC Four (2018)
Broadcast on primetime television at 7:30pm, the documentary ‘What Do Artists Do All Day?’ followed artist and photographer Mahtab Hussain on his most recent photographic project documenting the changing identity of British Muslim women. I was invited to be featured and photographed alongside my identical twin sister, where I discussed contemporary Muslim identity, mainstream media portrayals of millennial Muslim women and the policing of their clothing by politicians and the right-wing press.
You can watch me here.
BBC Radio 4 Today’s Programme (2018)
Following The Financial Times’ expose in 2018 of the sexual harassment hostesses faced at a charity fundraising dinner attended by politicians and high-profile figures, I was invited to discuss this in greater depth having previously investigated student ‘promo girls’ for The Huffington Post. I discussed the parallels to the women's experiences featured in my article to the The Financial Times’ investigation.
Sky News (2016)
In recognition of my original coverage of the British Muslim community for VICE UK, I was invited to appear on Sky News' segment “The Point”. I discussed contemporary Muslim identity, gendered Islamophobia, the policing of Muslim women's clothing by politicians and the right-wing press as well as the-then YouGov poll which found that 57% of the British public were in favour of a burqa ban.
You can watch me here.
My podcast appearances have included The Financial Times’ award-winning Life & Arts podcast ‘Culture Call’, Stronger Minds by Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson and Youth Rising by NCS. I’ve discussed topics as far-ranging including men’s mental health, race, faith, the barriers WoC face in mainstream health and wellness spaces, the impact of reality TV on millennial audiences and more.