Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

by Nadia Ali

“Enty rofaya3a awi, me7taga takli shwaya‘’ is a sentence that I have heard over and over again through out my life, whether at the gym, with my friends, or at a family gathering; as if suddenly people advising me to “akol shwaya” will make me ‘’me2alwaza w merabraba’’ because being skinny is just too ugly […]

Egyptian Facebook User Flawlessly Shuts down Body Shamers

Egyptian Facebook User Flawlessly Shuts down Body Shamers

Most modern societies are afflicted with a disease that dictates that there is nothing more important in the world – especially for a woman- than her appearance. Although this disease has variant iterations across the globe, the story is always the same: if you are not toned and/or a maximum of a size 6, then […]

Where Is Body Positivity and Plus-Size Fashion in the Middle East?

Where Is Body Positivity and Plus-Size Fashion in the Middle East?

by Rana Elhawary

Over the past few years, the Middle East’s fashion scene has grown in diverse ways. Firstly, the number of designers that are actively present in the region increased and, consequently, the quality and range of available designs and styles produced by said designers.     Secondly, there is a growing number of trend-setting celebrities and […]

19 Egyptian Teens Share with Us Their Worst Body-Shaming Experiences

19 Egyptian Teens Share with Us Their Worst Body-Shaming Experiences

By Dina Hashish and Laila Gamaleldin

  A week ago, we published an article about people asking parents straight up why their kids are uglier than them. We discussed how these kinds of comments affect children and what they do to their self-esteem. Yet, the reactions we received were unexpected. Some wrote to us saying that Egyptian parents themselves verbally abuse […]

Embrace Your Stretch Marks With The @LoveYourLines Instagram Account

Embrace Your Stretch Marks With The @LoveYourLines Instagram Account

As negative as social media tends to be at times, every now and then someone thinks of something unbelievably inspirational and heartwarming to support people as opposed to bullying them. Two mothers decided to start an Instagram account called @LoveYourLines to share what a post-pregnancy body really looks like. The account put out a call […]

Viral Visual: Kate Upton in Zero Gravity

Viral Visual: Kate Upton in Zero Gravity

The winners over at Sports Illustrated came up with the ridiculous idea to take Kate Upton on a parabolic flight.   Because… science?   Maybe to test out a theory about floating globes?   Here she is upside down:   And sideways:   And backwards:   And if that wasn’t gratuitous enough, there’s even a […]

Questioning The Plus Size

Questioning The Plus Size

I remember when friends and I were planning a birthday party for someone in our group. I was on the phone with one of them and brought up the cake. Her exact words were, “Why would we get a cake? We’re all on a diet anyway!” Yes, a group of at least eight girls of […]