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Samira is an Iraqi Muslim woman who was born and brought up in Saudi Arabia until she came to study Physics at Durham University in 1989. She decided to wear the head scarf after finishing her first year at Durham University and just before the first Gulf war started. From that point on she describes her life as a chain of events that are specifically linked to all the political events that are happening around the world.

After finishing her degree at Durham, she lived in Manchester to do her masters, then Colchester in Essex to do her PhD, then Oxford for her Clinical training and now works in Brighton as a Radiotherapy Physicist.

Samira tells her stories in each of the cities that she has lived in, the challenges and struggles that she faced, some of which are upsetting, some sad and some funny but all of which are directly linked to her wearing the head scarf and being stereotyped.