Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

by Ali Khalifa

My name is Ali Khalifa, I am 17-years old. According to the BMI system, I am obese. I have been overweight for over 10 years now. This means that I have hands on experience with the bullying that anyone in my shoes will have likely experienced. I have made the conscious decision, however, to not allow […]

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 […]

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

Fat-Shaming Shaimaa Seif in ‘La La Land’ Is Not Funny AT ALL

  20 years ago, when I used to watch Alaa Wali ElDin and Ismail Yassin being made fun of in movies, I never noticed anything odd about it; it was just a joke. A simple depiction of what people say in real life. The lines were clever, smart and funny, so I laughed. It never […]

Tween Brand ‘Justice’ Celebrates Diversity with a Hijabi Model

Tween Brand ‘Justice’ Celebrates Diversity with a Hijabi Model

  With hijabi models rocking Yeezy’s runway and Anniesa Hasibuan’s dresses at New York Fashion Week, the veil that was once a taboo in the Western world is now celebrated. Ohio-based tween brand, Justice, just announced its latest theme “See Yourself in Justice.”   With over 900 Justice stores around the world, including the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, […]

Amina Khalil Shares Inspiring Story About Body Shaming at TEDx Cairo Women

Amina Khalil Shares Inspiring Story About Body Shaming at TEDx Cairo Women

  When you think of Ramadan’s pretty woman, our renowned Nazly of Grand Hotel, the stunning actress Amina Khalil, body shaming is the last thing that might cross your mind. Apparently, we’re wrong. At TEDx Cairo Women’s event last month, Khalil took the stage to share her inspiring story with her acting career and body acceptance. […]

Egyptians Are Body-Shaming Miss Egypt 2016 Contestants and It’s Not Funny at All

Egyptians Are Body-Shaming Miss Egypt 2016 Contestants and It’s Not Funny at All

  I honestly don’t know how much cruelty women can tolerate on the internet these days. Miss Egypt World 2016 just posted on Facebook photos of the contestants we will be watching this year and the whole country is being offensive AF.   From comments about the ladies looking like men to plastic surgery suggestions, we […]

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 […]

11 Fat Defining Moments that Show How Terrible Body Shaming Really Is

11 Fat Defining Moments that Show How Terrible Body Shaming Really Is

By Eman El Koshairy

  Place: Kindergarten class Age: 4 New girl pointing to the empty seat next to me: “No I don’t want to sit next to her or be her friend… she’s fat” I was still making sense of this world, barely walking and talking my way through life, when I learned a harsh truth: What some […]

Engy Wagdan Just Slammed Her Haters for Body Shaming and We Are Damn Proud

Engy Wagdan Just Slammed Her Haters for Body Shaming and We Are Damn Proud

Is there anything in this world sexier than a confident, independent woman who stands up for herself? Engy Wagdan just posted quite the message for her body shamers, giving them the lesson of their lives and we are so damn proud of the girl for being one the few actresses who tackled the social media […]