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

Of Trees and Walls by Ela Lipaz, Israel

I was 26 years old and I've never met the Palestinians who lived only 5 minutes away from my neighborhood. I stood at this beautiful observation point in Jerusalem and looked upon the Palestinian villages near Bethlehem. My entire life I was living here but I've never visited them. Next to me were standing a … Continue reading Of Trees and Walls by Ela Lipaz, Israel

The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

 Since my childhood education was a necessity in our family, the very reason to live. We should study hard, be the best and have good grades. Money was not an issue when it came to books or extra-classes, especially classes related to science and mathematics. I have never questioned this "Program" we lived in, it … Continue reading The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Reading other people’s stories, I realize how hard it is to have grown up in war zones, conflict areas, and to have gone through major losses. As for me, I did not grow up in a conflict zone and did not see loved ones die at my sight but I still believe that my life … Continue reading Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

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