I was once asked by someone in the industry whether I would consider removing my hijab if I wanted to progress in my career and that I had all the ‘skills and potential’ but didn’t really have the right ‘look’ for TV
Last month, I was able to break through a glass ceiling that I felt had cast a shadow over me for so long – when I, a woman wearing a hijab, did my first TV report for STV news in Scotland. It was a massive step for me, yet there is so much more that needs to be done for better representation in the UK media.
Currently in Scotland, there is a real lack of representation from black and Asian ethnic minority media…
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