A Visit to Ryan Street
We returned to the school in Bradford to ask a handful of girls in their final year about being Muslim, female, British and Asian. The conversation was lively (to put it mildly) and outspoken. For these young women being Muslim in a non-Muslim society was not a handicap but an opportunity to escape a traditional patriarchal life by using the avenues of British society. Yet they were all confident this would not be at the expense of their faith.