9 Hijabi Women Who Are Breaking Boundaries and Taking Things to the next Level

9 Hijabi Women Who Are Breaking Boundaries and Taking Things to the next Level

Muslim women have been dominating the media, fashion, beauty, sports and arts scene all over the globe and we definitely won’t hesitate to jump at the chance to support them for breaking the stereotypes that revolve around Muslim women, especially hijabis.   Hijabi women are almost always subjected to all kinds of misconceptions, but now they […]

This Sahel Graffiti Mural Is All About Those Who Truly Run the World

This Sahel Graffiti Mural Is All About Those Who Truly Run the World

Graffiti is an art form that has been used time and time again to counter specific oppressive and dogmatic ideas. A good example of this is the the 25th of January revolution, a time when the streets of Cairo were transformed into canvases for people to express their thoughts.   Today’s story, however, comes from […]

Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

Meet the Saudi Women That Are Literally Cycling Their Way to Empowerment

The Arab world is a very odd, yet interesting region. Where else in the world would you read an article about women riding bicycles as a major step towards women’s rights. But alas, women doing the most simplest of activities like riding bicycles might be considered an actual taboo breaking headline.     Last year, […]

Egyptian Student Makes It to Zayed University’s Annual URC Conference in UAE

Egyptian Student Makes It to Zayed University’s Annual URC Conference in UAE

  Zayed University, founded by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is going to host their Ninth Annual Conference on Undergraduate Research on Applied Computing (URC 2017).     The conference, which has been growing each year, provides a forum for students to present their work and interact with other young researchers, academics, and industrial […]

10 Powerful Quotes that Inspire Women to Slay in the Middle East

10 Powerful Quotes that Inspire Women to Slay in the Middle East

Veet is releasing its new twin summer pack this August in a campaign that delivers a fun combination of fashion and women’s empowerment. A brand new line of beach bags sold on souq.com features quotes meant to inspire women to take life by the reins. Better yet, inside each bag, there will be a Veet […]

17 Inspiring Photos of Kick-Ass Skater Girls in Afghanistan

17 Inspiring Photos of Kick-Ass Skater Girls in Afghanistan

After Australian NGO Skateistan was established in Afghanistan in 2007, skateboarding has risen to be the number-one sport for women in the country. Apparently, since girls aren’t allowed to ride bicycles, they jumped on the opportunity to skateboard instead. Skateistan uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment, incorporating education and youth leadership into their programs. […]

Arab Women Vs. Arab Women: A War We NEED To Stop

Arab Women Vs. Arab Women: A War We NEED To Stop

We Arab women are constantly scrutinized by everyone from our inner circles to politicians. We’re either “oppressed” or over-sexualized; it’s an endless fight for equal recognition simply because of our background. But alas, the biggest opponent to Arab women is not the Orientalist Western world, it’s ourselves. As sad as it is, it’s unfortunately true; […]

Standout Speakers from TEDxBUE 2014

Standout Speakers from TEDxBUE 2014

Last week was the British University of Egypt’s edition of TEDx. It was a long, long drive there in the blistering heat and, to be honest, if I were a student there, I wouldn’t bother going. My favorite – and I cracked up every time it happened – was when the speakers would exceed the […]

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

Women On Board – Or Women Abort?

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ― Bette Davis Three women – an Arab woman (myself), a Portuguese engineer and an Irish banker – sat together in a room and chatted about women in the workplace, a topic that’s been on my mind […]

Shrinking Women

The beauty of art is its ability to transcend time, space and circumstance to unite people. “Shrinking Women”, a spoken word poem by 19 year old Lily Myers is no exception. While it is written by a young American woman, this powerful piece hits on one undeniable truth that we see every day – that […]