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 […]

Donia Samir Ghanem Is Being Bullied on Instagram for Wearing a Dress and It’s Disgusting

Donia Samir Ghanem Is Being Bullied on Instagram for Wearing a Dress and It’s Disgusting

  What is going on with Egypt’s social media this week? Donia Samir Ghanem posted a photo of herself on Instagram performing at her Marassi concert and the Internet basically lost it. Fans left the harshest comments, accusing the star of going against her religion, and the whole reason fans even liked her, was because of “e7teramha” […]

Can We All Just Give Shady Srour a Break for His Titanic Movie?

Can We All Just Give Shady Srour a Break for His Titanic Movie?

By Karima ElNesr

  It’s Eid week and all my friends have traveled and I’m stuck in Cairo doing absolutely nothing. My mind keeps thinking about the same damn things; Otlob, new season of American Horror Story and everyone bullying Shady Srour. I thought about the latter more often.   I feel so bad for him. So effing […]