20/11/2017

Leeds City College student hosts creative workshop for Muslim women

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Leeds City College student hosts creative workshop for Muslim women

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Leeds City College BA (hons) Art Enterprise student, Aamta Tul Waheed, is hosting a workshop on Thursday 30 November to discuss women’s rights in Islam, the Muslim community and the stigma around Muslim women.

Through the medium of textiles and embroidery, attendees will be able to convey their feelings and thoughts in a safe and creative environment.

Taking place at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre between 6pm and 8pm, guests will have the opportunity to talk about important and taboo subjects such as mental health, physical and emotional abuse and divorce.

Aamta Tul Waheed, said: “My love and passion for feminism and my religion inspired me to host this event. I have also been enthused by seeing many friends and family who have not had opportunities to speak freely or voice opinions because of their male dominated surroundings.

“This workshop will provide a relaxed space for women to talk without fear of being judged, and to converse about these taboo issues within the Muslim community.

“I hope to carry on hosting these workshops after my studies at Leeds City College, as I want to continue inspiring and galvanizing women to further themselves.”

 

 

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