I am the intersection of many venn diagrams.
By background, I am Indian, by creed Muslim, by education British, by upbringing Middle Eastern, by choice Quebecer, and by career fundraiser.
Despite all the good I can do, I hit ceilings, and I hit walls, because the ignorance and prejudice that affects our society seeps into the charitable sector. Where at times, I often have to justify my presence around an otherwise homogeneous table.
It is my personal mission to carve out a place for people like me in the fundraising sector – the disenfranchised, the forgotten, the silent, to stamp out the hypocrisy within charities that takes a moral high ground while ignoring the systemic issues of diversity and inclusion within. Because no one should be treated like their lives don’t matter.