“A sophisticated, modern and mature slice of a burgeoning multicultural writer’s works. Shazmeen grapples with her often polarised identity in a beautiful and poetic way – even when in prose form she cannot shake the poet in her! Organised impeccably and summarised neatly into the bow that is her blog title, this is certainly the most enthralling blog you will read today, tomorrow and probably the next day too.” – S.Amin
“Shazmeen talks about today’s society where most people are even afraid to have an opinion. She voices a refreshing view on cultural matters and issues that everyday young Muslim women face. She is also a remarkable poetess, poetry is a form of art and she is the Da Vinci of using words to explain her story. An amazing blog that I always keep up to date with and you should too!” – A.Barlas
Culturally inappropriate scrapbooks the blog articles and creative work of a ‘British’ Muslim writer with a vociferous style.
Most of the photographs featured in blog posts are from my own travels and document the beauty of culture and form part of an ongoing personal heritage archive. The name of the blog stems from the contrasting (and occasionally clashing) sides of my multicultural background and upbringing which have positioned me as one of the difficult diasporas. Culturally inappropriate is a term often ascribed to those who deviate from cultural norms or behave in a manner that is ill-suited to the sociocultural norms of a particular group.
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