My name is Saira and I am a psychology student in my twenties living in the Netherlands. Being a European with a Pakistani ethnicity, I have always been interested in all kinds of cultures – let’s just say I love meeting new people and listening to their stories!
So, what is this blog about?
This blog centers around my life and my experiences.
But also, this blog centers around women. Women and their own, unique stories. In a series of blog posts about women from different places and cultures in the world, I will bring to you interesting interviews about life in a different corner of the world. I’ll take you with me on a journey into their homes, their lives.
The gender debate is a very hot topic right now, and it is full of emotion. I want to leave my own subjective emotion behind, and rather go to other women and talk to them about their experiences. How do they experience life as a woman? What role do they play in their own and other’s lives? I want to present to you raw intellectual exchanges, a look behind the wall of the obvious.
Our first stop: Morocco, a country affected both by the Islam and western norms. How do these factors affect the life of women in the country?
Second stop: Scandinavia – here we travel to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, all of which countries that are famous for their high living standards. How does that show regarding women’s rights?
Sounds interesting? Come and follow me along the way!