I feel like over the past few years, for me specifically anyway, my anxiety is heightened because of the Islamophobic incidents we keep hearing about. The particular moment where it started off was seeing a video of a Muslim woman getting pushed onto a train track and that film was very scary because I’m someone that’s always very close to the yellow line. Now with acid attacks there are several moments during the day where I just have to remind myself to pray, because you never know who it’s going to be, and that fear constantly that just by the virtue of how you look, and I think also being visibly identifiable as Muslim contributes to that, someone out there could potentially do something to you that’s life-changing. That does contribute to your mental health in a way that’s very different from the day to day challenges you’d face normally anyway, so there’s a different angle to that, specifically for Muslim women because a lot of Islamophobic attack are geared towards us because we’re seen as more vulnerable, we’re just easy targets. We’re growing up as a generation where we do have to be very conscious about the emotions that we evoke by people just by our very existence or the potential attacks that we’re subjected to, that’s quite tough, and I think we don’t talk about that enough. I think it’s a valid argument to make that we can’t continue to live our lives in fear, because I remember when the acid attacks started happening getting quite a lot of WhatsApp’s from people talking about how they don’t want to leave their house, and even after terrorist attacks I don’t leave the house the day after because I am aware of the potential backlash that will happen. I think the fact is we do have to get on with our every day lives, but it comes at a cost when we are in public spaces. I’m not as comfortable as I would have been five years ago.