There is a big difference between enthusiastically supporting the narrative of body confidence from the sidelines and suddenly being plucked out of the audience and thrust onto the stage yourself.
Hafsa Lodi is a fashion and lifestyle journalist with a BA in journalism and MA in Islamic Law. Her debut non-fiction book, Modesty: A Fashion Paradox was released over the summer, and explores the rise of modest fashion from cultural, religious, political, and feminist lenses, with the voices of over 40 female pioneers of the modest fashion movement.
I exist in minds as a burlesque dancer, a hobby eclipsing my identity in the way a woman’s sexuality seems to always bulldoze everything else
Reading Ghosts by Dolly Alderton was an awakening for me, Nina is at a similar stage in her life as me – close friends are moving out of London to buy homes, having babies, getting married – it documents those growing pains process of falling in and out of friendships, when your lives start to take different directions. Dolly truly is Nora Ephron for millennials.