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Farah Osman


Farah Osman is a graduate of International Law and International Relations from the American University in Cairo. A self-professed nerd and bookworm, Farah enjoys reading everything and anything that crosses her path. Her obsession with music leaves her prowling the internet for hours on end for new artists, songs and sounds. She enjoys making a fool out of herself, dislikes people who take themselves too seriously, loves cooking and watches more shows than she would like to admit. Deciding to go the “save-the-world-but-make-little money" route, Farah is committed to working in civil society. She is currently a Program Associate at the Education for Employment Foundation|Egypt, a non profit organization that provides training programs for high need unemployed youth and places them in private sector jobs. A truly eye-opening experience, it has given her a greater consciousness regarding the needs of youth in Cairo and further inspired her dedication to the betterment of living conditions in Egypt.

How to Take Your Beach Look from Day to Night

How to Take Your Beach Look from Day to Night

Summertime is finally here! As you get ready for windswept hair and sun-kissed waves, it’s time to overhaul your wardrobe. When (attempting) to pack light for your weekend getaways, nothing works best than those rare moments when the stars align and you are able to seamlessly take your look from dusk to dawn. Summer 2015 […]

Whole30: A Carb Addict’s Road To Redemption

Whole30: A Carb Addict’s Road To Redemption

“For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with my weight.” I think that maybe one of the most common opening sentences ever written in the history of mankind – whether it be books, blog posts, or even the occasional status. Dealing with your weight is a struggle for most people and, trust […]

The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy: Apology Vs. Agency

The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy: Apology Vs. Agency

“Islam is a religion of peace.” “Terrorists do not define the Muslim world.” “I condemn the attacks carried out by terrorists in the name of my religion.” As Muslims in the 21st century, we have all said some variation of the above. With the dawn of social media and the rapid fire transmission of information, […]

‘Al Raqisa’ Proves That Belly Dancing Isn’t Dead

‘Al Raqisa’ Proves That Belly Dancing Isn’t Dead

With the belly dancing competition 'Al Raqisa' set to premier this Monday on Al Qahera W Al Nas, Scoop Empire gets an exclusive from the team behind this soon-to-be sensation.

Belly dancing is undeniably ubiquitous in Egyptian culture. Whether it’s stumbling into Samakmak Sahel after a long night out, awkwardly watching distant relatives ogle during weddings, or pulling moves of your own on the dance floor, we’ve all grown up with belly dancing around us. What is equally undeniable, however, is belly dancing’s “fall from […]

I Will Not Write About Gaza

I Will Not Write About Gaza

I will not write about Gaza. I will not reduce the plight of a people to 140 characters. I will not feed into the sensationalism. I will not dehumanize innocent lives by posting graphic images that will be sandwiched between happy birthdays and event invitations on your News Feed. I will not write about Gaza. […]

Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Man Up’

Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Man Up’

The power of the spoken word cannot be overstated. Now this might be my inner literary nerd speaking, but that to me is an uncontestable fact. Words have the ability to literally shape our lives. While we may recognize that to some degree, we often overlook the latent meanings behind words. The power an everyday […]

Sexual Assault at Cairo University and Victim Blaming in Egypt

Sexual Assault at Cairo University and Victim Blaming in Egypt

This week, in what has sadly become a common occurrence in the Egyptian public sphere, a female student was sexually assaulted by a mob. This time, however, was different. It was not during a mass rally, in a crowded bus during rush hour, or coming home late at night unescorted – all situations that, when […]

‘Girls Who Read’

Something about spoken word poetry has always really drawn me in. After the overwhelmingly positive reaction I got from my last post, “Shrinking Women“, I decided it’s time to share one of my all-time favorites: “Girls Who Read”. I don’t know what I love more about this poem, the fact that it is an homage […]

Shrinking Women

The beauty of art is its ability to transcend time, space and circumstance to unite people. “Shrinking Women”, a spoken word poem by 19 year old Lily Myers is no exception. While it is written by a young American woman, this powerful piece hits on one undeniable truth that we see every day – that […]

Diaries of a Disgruntled Development Worker: Sit El Kol Syndrome

Diaries of a Disgruntled Development Worker: Sit El Kol Syndrome

When navigating the treacherous waters of the public education system, you go from one disaster to another. Inefficiency, bribery, abuse of authority. Chipped paint on the walls, dirty hallways and crammed classrooms. Broken lightbulbs, dirty bathrooms and archaic textbooks. Irrespective of all of this, partnering with public universities is a must if you want to […]

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