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Rana Elhawary


Rana studied Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, this pretty much means she has something to say about anything and everything, even when she really shouldn’t! She is a serious insomniac, an intense reader, and a firm believer in the power of sarcasm. She has no aspirations towards becoming a politician, but she tends to throw around the “F” word -Feminism – a lot.

This Hijabi Rapper Is Basically Every Arab Woman

This Hijabi Rapper Is Basically Every Arab Woman

A few months ago, Mona Haydar debuted as a rapper, with a music video entitled “Wrap My Hijab.” The video had received mixed reviews. From Muslims who were attacking the audacity behind the concept of veiled women being so exposed and in your face, to people who celebrated the idea of a woman re – […]

Over 200 British Passengers Evacuate a Flight in Hurghada International Airport

Over 200 British Passengers Evacuate a Flight in Hurghada International Airport

This morning, July 19th 2017, 251 British tourists were evacuated from a flight in Hurghada International Airport. The flight was heading from Hurghada to the United Kingdom.   According to Egypt Independent, the decision to evacuate the flight came after smoke started to appear from behind one of the passenger’s seats. This started to happen […]

Meet Hesham Safwat, the Man Behind Jumia Egypt’s Belief in the ‘Power of the Local’ and the ‘Democracy of the Online’

Meet Hesham Safwat, the Man Behind Jumia Egypt’s Belief in the ‘Power of the Local’ and the ‘Democracy of the Online’

Egypt, the beating heart of the Middle East and the Arab world, is the target market for any brand that wants to retain reputation, fame, and relevancy in the MENA region, ought to have a loyal consumer base in Egypt. Indeed, despite the times of economic turbulence and relative political instability the largest retail brands […]

Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV hosts have unfortunately become infamous for their inability to speak foreign languages in general. From the more than notable “what about your first Oscar?” incident, to the Egyptian host attempting to speak English on national television and screwing up, Egyptian TV hosts really do not handle second languages well.     This week, CBC […]

Video of Sheikh Sharing His Opinion on Appropriate Response to Bikinis Goes Viral

Video of Sheikh Sharing His Opinion on Appropriate Response to Bikinis Goes Viral

  This video, dating back to 2014, is going viral again, in concurrency with the moral police officers that have emerged, and judged Sahel’s party and beach scenes. The bad news is I wasn’t a writer back in 2014 and I did not have a platform to publish my thoughts and opinions on such use […]

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

Thanaweya Amma – Egypt’s public and national high school system – is expected to release final GPAs on the 20th of July. The process of Thanaweya Amma’s final exams, alongside the results of the students who participated are annual phenomenons, intensely followed by everyone in Egypt.     Indeed, ‘El Tansee2’ – the process used […]

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

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Selecting the career path that you will pursue is a more challenging prospect nowadays, then it was say 15 years ago. This is largely because our generation is one that has access to more information and knowledge than all previous generations. This consequently means that we are a generation that is much more likely going […]

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

The movie – Al Asleyeen – reflects a deviation from the general norm of mainstream Egyptian cinema, especially during Eid Season. I say this because this film is saturated with aspects of incredible depth and craftsmanship, on both a thematic and a technical level.   For starters this movie is a true visual experience. If […]

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Stop Telling Girls That Marrying This Version of Ramadan Sobhy Is Goals

Habiba Ekramy and Ramadan Sohby tied the knot this last weekend, and Egyptian social media users went crazy over the union. This was unsurprising, however, considering how much Egyptians fanatically love football.       While pictures and videos were shared live from the wedding, what was also shared was a collage showing pictures of […]

AUrate: Meet the Female Business Moguls Behind the Ethical Gold Jewelry Brand

AUrate: Meet the Female Business Moguls Behind the Ethical Gold Jewelry Brand

Female entrepreneurs have been on the rise recently, and it has become truly inspirational for young women to witness this rise. Several female entrepreneurs are building and launching brands from scratch, and we are truly lucky to be alive to get to witness this.     Examples of females becoming moguls, matriarchs, business owners, and […]

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