The young poet fighting for 'less fear' of image of Muslim women

A Welsh-Iraqi poet from the Vale of Glamorgan says there should be 'less fear' surrounding the image of the Muslim women in order to change stereotypes.

Hanan Issa, 26, is the founder of Cardiff's first BAME spoken word night called Where I'm Coming From - that invites people to use poetry to express themselves.

In an interview for International Women's Day, she told ITV News her work is based around 'the unexpected'.

Hanan runs an open mic night in Cardiff

She uses experiences being Welsh and Iraqi - something she said she struggled with growing up.

Speaking on International Women's Day, Hanan said she felt 'proud' at all the women who have spoken up about experiencing abuse and harassment as part of the #MeToo campaign.