By Khaula Siddique

The CAIC and Muslim team had the pleasure of attending Nisa Homes Spill the Tea in Wonderland networking event this last Sunday and it was such a lovely way to spend the morning! The guest speakers included MP Iqra Khalid, Marriage and Family Therapist Marzia Hassan, Marwa Khobieh of the Canadian Syrian Foundation, Author Asmaa Hussein, and Dr. Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui. They discussed their inspirational journeys, how they coped with Covid lockdowns, their experiences with Islamophobia and how they keep going despite all the hurdles they come across. It was a great opportunity to meet such amazing role models in person, hear their thoughts and discuss ideas with them!

A huge shout-out to Nisa Homes for hosting this event in ten different cities across Canada! We look forward to more initiatives that bring together the amazing talent in the community to discuss what we can do now to make tomorrow a better world for everyone. It was truly heartwarming to hear about all the work being done by such dedicated women, especially during this difficult time when we have all grown quite weary after covid and the stress of everything it entailed. We could all use some good news, inspirational stories, and hope!

And yes, the high tea was a real treat! Enjoy the picture gallery below, you can click on the image to see the whole picture!




About the Author

Khaula Siddique, artist at Khaula’s Art, has written for Dawn Pakistan and now paints stories on large walls. She loves bringing art to the community and achieves this through interactive art activities and public art projects. When she is not painting, she is over-indulging her large eccentric orange tabby who part-times as her critic and her muse. You can find her art shenanigans on her website, Khaula