I’m a British born Female Muslim of Kashmiri heritage. I was born and raised in Birmingham. I love cooking, am an avid reader, a countryside-walking enthusiast, a migration and diaspora geek, and a multi-entrepreneur. I completed my BA at Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2014), during which I also received a scholarship to study at Stanford University’s Sophomore College (2012). After my undergraduate, I studied for an MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies (2015), and am currently reading for my Ph.D at University College London (UCL), which I am due to complete in 2018.
During the course of my Ph.D studies, I have represented myself as a litigant in person in the Employment Tribunals after I was dismissed by a Birmingham Academy School. I am keen to develop my legal skills further and blog about my experiences to enable others in similar situations to access justice.
In 2012, I was highly commended for Shell Woman of the Future Awards in the Young Star Category. I’m currently a mentee on the Fabian Women Mentoring Programme, and have completed the Future Candidates Programme run by Labour Women’s Network. I’m also learning a great deal through the amazing Parliament Project #GetReadyToStand webinars, workshops, and online peer support circles. I have recently been (jointly) elected as Equalities Officer for Unite the Union (Birmingham Branch).