Glossary: S

Straight Ally

Someone who is supportive of the LGBT+ community.


A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person, culture or concept.

Social Mobility

The change in social status of a person relative to their familial socioeconomic background.

Social Anxiety

A long-lasting and overwhelming fear of social situations.


A long, rectangular scarf popular in the Gulf region. It is wrapped around the head and tucked or pinned in place at the shoulders. It is considered a form of a hijab in the form of a half niqab with part of the face still appearing.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

A type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.