A year in the life of Shalina Litt 2014 what did I achieve then?

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Facebook has almost become like a visual diary for me, so immediately when I thought about recollecting my events over the year I headed straight for it.  So it looked something like this:

January

  • I took my first selfie!
  • I did my first Video Blog
  • I discovered Brendon Buchard (if you don’t know who he is check him out :))
  • I was featured in Marie Claire Magazine
  • BBC World News about Hijab

February

  • Read Foundation Tea Party
  • Attended my first WOMENS NETWORKING HUB
  • I had the pleasure of been at the Oxford Union to be featured on Al Jazeera TV ‘Head to Head’ with host Mehdi Hassan who was interviewing Mona Eltahway

March

  • Finished delivering a talk to South Birmingham College courtesy of Muslim Women’s Network with Salma Bi Event Entitled Muslimah role models
  • I put up my Selfie with no make up courtesy of a nomination from sister Sadi 🙂
  • My son was given a surprise party by his mommy

April

  • Attended the screening of my good friends movie
  • Appeared on Sumaira Farukh’s TV Show on PTV and Channel 99

May

  • Attended Muslim Womens Network Event about Mental Health
  • Went leaflet posting to Support Sharon Thompson my good time friend

June

  • Attended a Balsall Heath Forum Event where I sang ‘Man in the Mirror’ and was presented with an award
  • Attended the ‘I AM ME’ Event hosted by Apache Indian with an old school friend
  • Delivered a talk at Saltley School and sang to the school leavers
  • Celebrated eid with Sharleen West and did my famous commentary of Coventry Rd rubbish
  • NTR aired a documentary did about me been a woman in Islam

July

  • Hosted Human Appeal Charity Appeal on Unity FM
  • Read Foundation Charity Appeal on Unity FM
  • Attended the Palestine Protest
  • Delivered a speech for Sakinah Counselling Alongside the London Dawah Boys
  • Organised a Birmingham Event for Sakinah Counselling at La Favourita’s
  • Celebrated Eid
  • BBC Radio Ulster Talking alongside Taj Hargeys Niqab Ban Caimpaign article in the Daily Mail

August

  • I did the Soil Bucket challenge for Gaza
  • Appeared in Asian World Newspaper
  • Appeared in Eastern Eye Newspaper
  • I met Betty Makoni at the Womens Peace Meeting

September

  • Brit Asia TV about Islamaphobia with Sanya Gardez

October

  • Left Unity FM
  • Invited to Qatar

November

  • Attended my best friends wedding
  • Big Sleep Out

December

  • Boys to men concert
  • Launched Special Madrasahs
  • Sky News

Its been a busy year so it seems! I look forward to 2015 where I hope that my evolution of self will continue to be a benefit to those around me God Willing

Big thanks to those who have given me so many blessed opportunities for 2014 you know who you are!

Peace Out

Shalina Litt

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About iamshalina

http://iamshalin5.wix.com/iamshalina Shalina Litt was in the music business from the age of 15 years old and it wasn't until around 2006 that life took a big turn for her. She graduated with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies eager to do right by my son. Around 2006 she embraced Islam and took on a calmer lifestyle getting married and focusing on being a mother alongside a business woman. Her marriage dissolved due to domestic Violence in 2009 and she retook a different path learning how to rebuild my self esteem and confidence. This journey allowed Shalina to share her growth via blogs and vlogs building a large following around the topic of abuse. Around 2011 her career as a Radio Presenter at Unity FM began. As her confidence grew, she decided to speak out in international media defending the rights of Women and Hijab. This lead her to successfully be present in Media covering newspaper, TV, Radio and Magazines in addition to have been in a successful documentary done about 6 Muslim women from around the world by a TV Production Team (NRL) from the Netherlands. This public platform allowed her to be vocal about various heart felt topics through Social media and other broadcasting opportunities. As a result Shalina now coaches women around the topic of Abuse Resolution. She continues to appear in mainstream media discussing various topics around Islam and women. She also runs her own business providing Inclusive Islamic Education for SEND Children. She is currently recording an album and writing a book, both due to be released in 2017 God Willing. For more details or to contact Shalina Litt email iamshalina@live.co.uk

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