Be Whoever You Want To Be! by Samah Eitah, Israel\Palestine

An unrecognized Palestinian walking in Israel: I’m a Palestinian woman living within the Israeli borders. I wasn’t religiously dedicated throughout my life. I've had my ups and downs. If you are a woman, Arab Palestinian who is included in the Israeli borders you are more likely to face doubled judgmental looks, racism, discrimination and harsh … Continue reading Be Whoever You Want To Be! by Samah Eitah, Israel\Palestine

No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen by Afef, Tunisia

I embarked on research by focusing on the female rebellion in D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. I found the novel on the bookshelves of my father among various other books and anthologies he brought from the U.S. I still remember that moment when I opened the novel for the first time … my eyes fell … Continue reading No Matter How Many Skies Have Fallen by Afef, Tunisia

Alexandria’s Martyr Heroines by Samaa Ibrahem, Egypt

The inspiring account of two women who defied the gravity of patriarchy draped in the robe of "Religion". Alexandria city, the land of magic and knowledge, buried two female treasures who fought the curse of patriarchy with the sword of religion. Both of them sacrificed their lives for the sake of their beliefs. They chose … Continue reading Alexandria’s Martyr Heroines by Samaa Ibrahem, Egypt

She, Breaking Free by Zineb, Tunisia

Her room, again, portrayed an obscure cavern of darkness which was not new to her. A vintage dress, from an era that goes way back, was the only separation between her skin and the creeping midnight chill. In her usual sleeplessness, she was drunk on silence. For hours, it had seeped into her pores, dowsing … Continue reading She, Breaking Free by Zineb, Tunisia

The Caterpillar Effect by Zineb, Morocco

I wake up every day to the sound of Azhan (prayer’s call), I get up and wash myself in order to pray and make mom happy. I lie to her, I lie to myself and I lie to everyone around me but why? Because I really want to fit in. I want to be this … Continue reading The Caterpillar Effect by Zineb, Morocco