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 […]

What I Know Now: A Letter to My Younger Self

What I Know Now: A Letter to My Younger Self

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

This article is a letter to my younger self.     Hello there, bear with me I have a long story to tell you. First of all, I’d like to thank you; I’d like to thank you for making me who I am today. Thank you for going through all that drama, and those long, […]

What I Learned from Being Bullied

What I Learned from Being Bullied

Yes, I know, hard to believe that this social butterfly that is myself was for a large portion of her adolescent life on the receiving end of bullying. All jokes and sarcasm aside, however, I have chosen to write about this for two reasons.   Firstly, I do not think there is enough literature coming […]

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

What Arab Parents Can Learn from ’13 Reasons Why’

by Marwa Saadawi — Licensed Child Therapist

  As our society in the Arab world slowly and quietly begins to whisper about mental health illness, the latest Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why, is a viscerally real, enlightening and at times uncomfortable perspective of what adolescents are struggling with today.     The show touches on a number of taboo issues that teenagers […]

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’ […]

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

Meryl Streep Gives the Most Powerful Speech at Golden Globes 2017

  The legendary Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and her speech shook the world. What started as a plea to accept and embrace the diversity of a multicultural Hollywood, ended as a direct slam to what Streep referred to as Donald Trump’s performance.   Streep described how it broke […]

7 Facts About That Blonde Guy You All Are Making Fun Of

7 Facts About That Blonde Guy You All Are Making Fun Of

  I will never understand why it’s still okay to cyberbully people with the whole country backing up thinking that it’s funny or acceptable. It’s one thing to make fun of a weird statement, a live show moment, a music video or a tweet, and a whole other thing when you criticize and humiliate someone for […]

Advice Seekers: Egyptian NGO Plans to Put an End to Bullying in Egypt

Advice Seekers: Egyptian NGO Plans to Put an End to Bullying in Egypt

  We here in Egypt take a lot of things for granted, mostly serious problems such as bullying. For some parents, bullying is a way to build a person’s character or how some kids play, and it’s nothing to worry about. These kind of parents don’t know that any verbal or physical abuse a child […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Cyberbullying

How to Talk to Your Child About Cyberbullying

By Marwa Saadawi

Back in the day, bullying often occurred in the school hallways, in the playground, or in classrooms. The rise of Internet and social media has brought bullying into the home and onto your kid’s cell phone screens. If you’re worried that your child may be subject to cyberbullying, here are some tips and advice to follow […]

The Positive Effects of Bullying?

The Positive Effects of Bullying?

  I have to begin this piece by saying that there is no excuse whatsoever for bullying or bullies, and that the negative impact they create on the victim, sometimes, if not all the time, causes serious damage whether physically or emotionally. It’s unacceptable by all sorts and means.   I, myself was bullied. A […]

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