Amena, also known as Amenakin after her YouTube alias, is an ex-teacher turned entrepreneur. Married with two children, she films hijab tutorials, fashion tips, reviews and ramblings, as well as discussions on Islam and her perspective as a 21st-century British Muslim woman. She is the founder of Pearl Daisy, an online hijab and clothing store.
Hijab has become increasingly available, varied and accepted as a form of artistic expression. Amenakin traces its recent contemporary history.
Amenakin offers tips on how to stay well-adjusted and positive – it starts with treating your body well.
Amenakin reports on a recent benefit event and shares details on other charitable causes that help those in need, from Palestine to Pakistan.
On the recent World Hjab Day, Amenakin went to London to invite non-Muslim, non-hijabi women to try on a headscarf.
After meeting with Pearl Daisy fans in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Amenakin goes to Dubai where an informal meet-and-greet session creates quite a stir.
Who says learning has to stop when one leaves a formal education system?
Resolutions are just one of the ways in which we can take a closer look at ourselves, writes Amenakin.
Amenakin pens her response to the aftermath of a violent attack on the streets of London.
Amenakin talks about how the kind words of another gave her hope many years ago, and why this has motivated her to tell her story.
Recalling the positive energies of volunteers at a recent charity event, Amenakin shares her experience there and explains the scourge of acid attacks.
Forget fictional characters. True stories featuring inspiring characters are all around us. Amenakin introduces us to one.
Amenakin places the social side of the video-sharing website into the context of the gender equality debate.
Try this simple recipe for delicious cupcakes that you can bake from scratch in just one hour.
It may seem counter-intuitive on the surface, but this method is making true believers out of women across the world. Amenakin fills you in!
In part three of her series, Amenakin runs the gamut from classroom to recruitment centre and, finally, to the comforts of home as a working mum.
In the second part of her jobs series, Amenakin shares her experience working at the next stop of her occupational journey.
In the first part of her series on occupations and careers, Amenakin reflects on her childhood aspirations and how she found her feet in her first few jobs.
Tame your overflowing closets and drawers with these practical and useful tips from Amenakin.