theempoweredprole.com is written by Majida, an English Literature graduate from the University of Cambridge, one of five sisters, an avid reader and East Londoner working in Education & Social Mobility.
Theempoweredprole began with a talks too much teenager in secondary school. Ready to tell the world her thoughts and vision for the world; mostly, a narrative about being empowered by unity – the unity and strength of numbers and in our common humanity. The name of the blog is inspired by Karl Marx’s class analysis and is a play on Marx’s use of the terms bourgeoise and proletariat. Marx’s triangle made no sense at the time, my teenage self imagined reversing the triangle with the power of people and so, Theempoweredprole.com became written with this vision. My earliest posts have documented thoughts on the rise of Islamophobia, Anti Muslim hate crime and misrepresentation. Since then, this space has grown and become an amalgamation of my love for faith, academia, literature and travel. I have blogged my experiences about studying at Cambridge which has featured in a number of student newspapers, Amaliah and has recently been used by the University of Cambridge’s widening participating and access departments. I’ve also shared writing from elsewhere online, including bylines in gal-dem and Amaliah. Mostly though, I envision my blog to be a resource, documenting thoughts and wisdoms as we navigate different spaces and try to make them more accessible and I really hope you enjoy reading, as much as I do writing.
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