DYAD: The Egyptian Styling Agency That Embraces All Body Types

DYAD: The Egyptian Styling Agency That Embraces All Body Types

By Reem Tolba

DYAD is a fashion directing/styling agency founded by two Egyptian students Nancy El-Taher and Mariam Zahw — these two also happen to be best friends.     For their first project EVERYbody, they wanted to make a bold fashion statement as well as promote a beautiful message. The project features six girls of different shapes and […]

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 […]

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

Egyptian Woman Teaches the World a Lesson About Cyber Bullying

  When Egyptian girl Ghadeer Ahmed opened up in British newspaper The Guardian on Monday about how a video of her dancing was used as blackmail, she taught a very needed Cyber Bullying Using Women’s Body 101 to the world.   As a teenager, Ahmed sent a video – recorded during one of those innocent, cheeky and fun girls’ […]

Male Body Image: The Big, Chiseled Elephant in the Room

“She’s gotten…fat”. Stand in line behind the hordes of males in our society that have heard the women in their lives converse about one topic that is habitually timeless – weight and shape of the body. Us manly men, we roll our eyes, play our roles as we put on our “I-can’t-believe-I’m-going-to-listen-to-this-again” face. We sit […]