When Jenan was 13 she read a two thousand page Che Guevara biography in the comfort of her Middle-Class Middle England home and decided she wanted to be just like him minus the stubble. She attended protests against sanctions and the Iraq war, boycotted every American coffee chain that popped up, and had free Palestine badges confiscated at school on a daily basis.
But with the ever-worsening backdrop of the Middle East came an overwhelming sense of powerlessness and with that, her campaigning took a backseat. Now as an adult her only similarity to Che Guevara was her facial hair.
But in 2014 when an unreported genocide hit her ancestral homeland, putting up and shutting up was not an option. BBC New Voices Winner, star of BBC Radio “Jenan’s Comedy Hour, Jenan brings you a show about what it’s like to revive what you stand for in a world of selective activism by influencers in thongs, marches serving as hook up spots and realising your cause won’t ever be “on trend” when you’re an ethnicity rarer than an unfiltered Kardashian family photo.
How do you change the world when you can’t change your own little world?
“Sharp hip smart comedian” The List