1000 Women Launch

Last Week AZ Mag went to the launch of 1000 Women; a great organisation with an even greater cause, to highlight and change equality within the mental and sexual health care systems for Black, Asian minority women. You could tell this meant a lot to those involved with Marion Wadibia CEO of NAZ and Shola […]

Finding A Voice

I grew up the youngest of seven in a fairly liberal, westernised family. My father was a founder member of Birmingham Central Mosque and my mum was a traditional housewife who managed to hold three part-time jobs as a cleaner as well as looking after the family and home.  Within our household, there always appeared to […]

This Week

I spend my life running from an amalgamation of truths, poverty, race, queerness, Islamaphobia and gender. It is an epic race, running and running. I have been running faster and faster the older I get, sweat running down my aging body as I jump over more and more hurdles – housing–running–health- running-education- running-work-running. This week […]

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a LGBT youth charity who work with and support LGBT young people in Manchester, Greater Manchester and the North West. The Proud Trust runs a number of weekly youth groups for LGBT young people across the region and delivers outreach and awareness raising workshops in schools, colleges and youth groups, facilitating […]

Say Their Names

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#OscarsSoWhite

BME people at the top of the entertainment industry are saying no to the Academy The honourable Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee have spoken. The message is simple. The rationale is concrete. Boycott the Academy because they have been boycotting us for a very very long time.  Who are we not to listen? The […]