Javaria Akbar

  • Why I'm Raising My British-Born Child to Speak Urdu

    Nigel Farage has strong ideas about immigrants speaking perfect English, but, as part of a Pakistani immigrant family, I'm living proof of how having English as a first language doesn't count for everything.

  • A Muslim's Guide to Anal Hygiene

    Allow me to clear a few things up about the use of the lota, the pot filled with water that Muslims traditionally use to keep themselves clean.

  • I Had an Arranged Marriage — But I'm Still a Feminist

    It's hard for people to reconcile that a woman like me can still call herself a feminist. But I am, unequivocally. I have a vagina and I refuse to let that make me any less powerful, ambitious, or successful than someone without one. It's that simple.