This show allows us to give the voice back to women, but the overwhelming voice is from the police force. Are we humanising a particularly corrupt police force for any reason other than storytelling?
It’s important to celebrate them when we can, with our own success and the turning clock of generations – we can still and absolutely always should be looking back.
I recently did a radio show, and at the end of the show, the presenter said to me ‘I really enjoyed that, we should really get you in again and make you do non Indian roles’.
In Bradford, a city which recently hosted the third Women of the World (WOW) Bradford festival that celebrates women and young girls and takes a frank look at the obstacles they face.
Mim Shaikh is a BBC Radio broadcaster, actor, spoken word artist. With his recent debut documentary Finding Dad on BBC Three, and his latest role in the BBC TV Drama Informer.
Sharmeen is an Academy Award and an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her most recent work includes documentary features Song of Lahore and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers.
At work I’m someone else, at my aunties I’m someone else, with my boys I’m someone else, like you have to be so many different people to please so many people, whilst trying to figure out what exactly who you are or where you belong as an individual.
We speak to MS Karamat about her international project ‘Fear and Memory’, where the central theme of the project is based around fear from perceptions on terrorism.
#RepresentAsian is a series by Nosheen M, where she speaks to experts in their field, about how they got to where they are.
Reeta talks to our favourite food brand Natco about the work they’re doing - that you may not be aware of.
Images we see shape our world, and have the potential to create fundamental changes in our belief and ideology.
These first steps were really important for us to establish the ethos of the group, namely one that was as diverse as possible and didn’t just showcase fair-skinned, North Indian, Muslim and Hindu women.
we speak to some of the BOBBA artists to see what they're doing now and what the exhibition meant to them.
The section of the photography exhibit documenting the fight for independence and the struggle of partition is particularly striking.
The photo series features women from diverse industries, with a desire to transform and disrupt the restrictive narratives of the Muslim woman.
As designers their responsibility is in their trade, to challenge the expectations of an industry steeped in capitalist and colonial mindset.
it's a very visceral image, bringing the elegance of a rose and the ugliness of the Jihadi narrative. So what if we could bring some humanity back to that word?
The older I get, the more I realise how lost I was and am as a kid of the diaspora.
"Never be afraid to speak up. Confidence and honesty is key, be confident and honest in what you speak on."
On the heels of the sets of Hawaii Five-0 and Prison Break, Burnt Roti talk family, stereotypes and all things acting with Faran Tahir.
We talk to Amara Karan, the star of The Night Of, to discuss racial stereotyping, being a woman of colour in prominent roles and good storytelling.
Nikesh Shukla is definitely one to watch. We talk to him about his book 'Meatspace' and discuss what he has coming up in the future.
We talk to Jessie Kaur about The Kaur Project, the importance of bringing these women to together and telling their stories.
Himanshui Suri a.k.a. Heems, discusses his inspiration and influences in the South Asian community.
We speak to NYC comedian Aparna Nancherla about growing up as a South Asian comic and mental health.
Nikesh talks to the almost offensively talented Horsepowar about her career, influences and what's coming up in her future.
Burnt Roti talked to Himesh Patel of Eastenders fame about what it's like to overcome prejudice to find the career you deserve.
Hatecopy is a hugely talented young artist, which is why she is one of the first artists Burnt Roti are putting under their spotlight.
We need to remember that homosexuality was criminalised by British colonial rule, because they didn’t like our sexual freedom.
It is in the hands of the impartial education system to give these children their best start in life. I had no one to look up to, to give me hope and even now the only queer Muslim role models I know are financially independent adults, not reliant for support from their family and community.
I told my therapist (let's call her Jo) about this, and she said I could leave at any time. After this, our dynamic shifted a bit. I became softer with her, the room felt more spacious and I felt like I could finally speak. I didn't feel as trapped.