Paradox of Visibility
Qualitative research was chosen in order to explore the theoretical model of the relationship between ethnicity, narrative, and identity within the British Muslim women in Newcastle-upon Tyne. The ethnographic intergenerational research will include various aspects of ethnic minority women with Islamic heritage and reflect on the themes of identities, and belonging. The research utilizes oral history interviews, which are concerned with meaning and understanding to arrive at an interpretation. Therefore valuable life experiences can be revealed to be shared with the wider society, and breaking the invisible social barriers among people from different communities. A feminist approach to ethnographic methodologies is adopted to share the richness of research participants’ experiences in order to empower those women. The research also adopted a participatory method though creative writing workshops and also images which will also contribute to a wide range of debates on gender, visibility and empowerment.