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
ISRAEL — Like veterans of war, women will exchange stories of stitches, scars, pain, and heroism. The way men recount their wartime experiences, exchanging tales of bravery and perhaps near fatal operations, is the way women will tell their birthing stories. I would like to share mine...
Note: This is not a generalization, nor it is a hate letter.. This is a reflection on a reality, a reality that we cannot deny. The issue I want to talk about today happens everyday in our world. It’s not just ’in my city’ nor ’in my country’... Oh no, it is universal. In the … Continue reading Bravo, you work like a man! by Kaoutar Chahbane, Morocco
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." Rebecca West It's undeniable that Arab women have been and are still struggling whether it be to improve themselves as … Continue reading I got married what about you?! | Marwa, Tunisia
The day was March 24th, 1999. It was the late in the afternoon of a regular, routine day. I was 9 years old and had been playing with my younger brothers. I was the eldest of four, so I always had someone around. My mother had been cranky all day. So the moment that a … Continue reading A Brother’s Love | Amir, Israel
As far as my limited education goes, women’s rights are all about their right to be and do whatever they’d like. However, that's not what I see nowadays. A lot of the so called ‘women’s rights fighters’ aren't even remotely fighting for this. Most women’s rights activists aren't fighting for women to live freely and … Continue reading A woman’s right to be a man by Yousra Serry, Egypt
My name Is Asma Elbadawi, I am a Basketball player, Coach, Artist and spoken word poet from Sudan. I am also an activist: I am campaigning for the International Basketball Federation to extend its 2 year preliminary rule which allows players in turbans, hijabs, and other religious headgear to play, and to apply this rule … Continue reading Hijabs, Basketball and Equality by Asma Elbadawi, Sudan