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Aliaa Serry


Always having been a true appreciator of the arts, Aliaa finds herself getting lost in a book, drawing or music piece more often than not. She aims to decipher the dynamics of capitalism and the economy in hopes of linking them to her adamant feminist, humanist, and environmentalist beliefs. She's outspoken about minority rights and will go the extra mile to make her voice heard. She's also shamelessly sarcastic in all the right ways.

5 Ways Social Media Has Turned Us Into Sociopaths

5 Ways Social Media Has Turned Us Into Sociopaths

The more attached I get to my phone, the more worried I get about my mental health. Whether we like to admit it or not, social media has mischievously taken over our lives – assuming, of course, that our pre-smart phone existence during the late 90s and throughout the 2000s was peachy and fruitful and […]

Q&A: Ashraf Hamdi and Salma Elfawal Dish about Their New Music Video

Q&A: Ashraf Hamdi and Salma Elfawal Dish about Their New Music Video

You come across a stellar cover, you love it almost as much as you love the original, you overuse the replay button and you spend a few days not being able to get it out of your head. Those are the classic symptoms of a serious song addiction right there that we all know too […]

7 Perks about Having a Younger Brother

7 Perks about Having a Younger Brother

I never realized how much having a younger brother has made my life that much more fun and made me generally a happier person. Growing up watching movies and TV shows about how infuriating younger siblings can be, I became rather conditioned to believe that my own younger brother was put on this earth with the […]

Newly Created Bike Lanes in Cairo Casually Mistaken for Parking Spots

Newly Created Bike Lanes in Cairo Casually Mistaken for Parking Spots

  Egyptians have always been known for making the best use out of everything. Take the Alexandrians who literally jet skied and wake boarded their way through their flooded streets a few weeks back, for example. Sure, we can be resourceful and innovative, but in the latest mishap, we were nothing but sadly ignorant. Bike […]

Why Do Relationship Pants Even Exist?

Why Do Relationship Pants Even Exist?

The relationship pants: the age-old excuse to give someone dominance in a relationship. Who earns more money? Who is out of who’s league? Who is more decisive? The answer to these questions is usually the partner who seems to have the overall upper hand in a relationship. The real question here is: Why do these […]

Harper Lee Is Publishing A ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel!

Harper Lee Is Publishing A ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sequel!

You read that right, Harper Lee is publishing a sequel, or technically a prequel, to her Pulitzer Prize-winning, all-around loved novel and one of the Holy Grails of American literature that you probably studied in seventh grade. Are you feeling nostalgic yet? Go Set A Watchman, Lee’s novel that she wrote before To Kill A […]

Q&A: Portrait Avenue Talk New Music, Gigs and Embarrassing Songs

Q&A: Portrait Avenue Talk New Music, Gigs and Embarrassing Songs

When I first came across Portrait Avenue’s songs, I could instantly relate to their addictive indie vibes. Their music is anything but ordinary or conventional, with their own unique take on music and musical statements in every track. The home-grown Alexandrian band, which first formed back in 2008, have been on a roll ever since, […]

Phenomenal Arab Covers of Chart-Topping Hits

Phenomenal Arab Covers of Chart-Topping Hits

We, Arabs, are notorious for drawing inspiration from foreign bands and singers. When our mainstream artists do it, it mostly ends in comedic disaster. Think of that time Hamada Helal decided to be Spongebob and that other time Amr Diab decided to make an Arabic version of “Sway” and you’ll get where I’m going with […]

#AskHerMore: Because ‘How Did You Lose All The Baby Weight?’ Won’t Do

#AskHerMore: Because ‘How Did You Lose All The Baby Weight?’ Won’t Do

It’s award season and you know what that means! Yes, sitting at home in your PJs, munching on popcorn and judging all the celebrities’ glamourous attire because, you know, you’re in such a better position and do consider yourself a connoisseur of fashion! It also means that time of the year when female celebrities get […]

Detained for Driving? On-Air Justification of Rape? The Middle East Strikes Again!

Detained for Driving? On-Air Justification of Rape? The Middle East Strikes Again!

The Middle East, as a region, is no stranger to breaches on women’s rights. We witness such violations so frequently that our judgement has been desensitized, with many simply shrugging off these truly despicable acts and beliefs.   Saudi Arabia has – despite us being in the 21st century and having the whole world recognize […]

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