Muslim ladies in the house!
I have received an interesting email from a lovely researcher by the name of Maria who would like you to be involved in a project to support (!) Muslim women.
Invitation to participate in a project to support Muslim women
If you are a Muslim woman between the ages of 18 and 35, you are invited to participate in an exciting new research project, Beyond hostility and fear: listening to Muslim girls and women.
The research is being conducted by Maria Delaney and Amanda Keddie from the University of Queensland.
We would like to share the stories of Muslim women and girls for an Anglo-Australian audience to dispel some of the ignorance in the Australian community about Islam.
We are sure you would agree that this is important research - Muslim women often bear the brunt of Islamophobia, their voices often silenced and their stories crucial to generating more peaceful relations. The research would involve an informal and friendly conversation about being a Muslim girl/woman in Australia.
It would highlight difficulties and problems but also hopes and opportunities. The stories might be funny stories... exasperating stories... disturbing stories... (We will provide some questions that might be a useful guide here).
We have had a lot of previous involvement with people from Muslim communities, so we believe that you would feel comfortable talking with us.
Also, your participation would be completely anonymous, so you can feel comfortable about sharing your stories.
Maria Delaney www.socialchangeagency.com.au
Amanda Keddie http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1458
I think it would be awesome if as many of us got involved as possible. If you are nervous or have questions, email me, otherwise email Maria directly!
Best of luck inshallah.