Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

  Last Thursday, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, swore in Nadia Ahmed Abdo as the governor of Beheira. Making her the first ever Female in Egypt to hold the position of governor. Having graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1968, Abdo went on to receive her master degree from the University of Alexandria; specializing […]

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

11 #WomensMarch Signs That Say It All for Middle Eastern Women

Hundreds of thousands of women marched in unity Saturday against the inauguration of president Donald Trump and to say it was breathtaking would be an understatement. Celebrities and speakers rallied across the country and were even joined by fellow countries to give Trump a piece of their minds. It all started with a Facebook post asking for a march […]

El Gouna to Host Women’s World Championship for Squash

El Gouna to Host Women’s World Championship for Squash

Squash fans and Egyptians in general have a reason to be freakin’ excited. The Women’s World Championship for Squash has decided to come to the land of the Pharaohs. Yes, Egypt. The event is going to take place in the oh-so Instagrammable El Gouna from 5th-14th April where the world’s top female squash players will go head […]

Parliament Member Encourages Female Genital Mutilation as Egyptian Men Have Erectile Dysfunction

Parliament Member Encourages Female Genital Mutilation as Egyptian Men Have Erectile Dysfunction

  I keep wondering how some humans are allowed to speak in public. Less than two months ago, Parliament member, Ahmed Tahawy, recommended female genital mutilation to avoid infections and unwanted arousals and that we are blindly following the West, and for some reason we believed that speech is as bad as it gets.   According […]

Egyptian TV Suspended 8 ‘Fat’ Female Anchors and It’s NOT Okay

Egyptian TV Suspended 8 ‘Fat’ Female Anchors and It’s NOT Okay

    Safaa Hegazy, head of the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, has been making headlines because of a bold and unexpected move. Eight female anchors were just suspended due to their overweight appearance and are given only ONE month to shed the extra weight.   The move was apparently an attempt to improve the Egyptian TV image. So far, […]

Q&A: Nouran Khalifa, the Egyptian Fashion Photographer You Need to Watch out For

Q&A: Nouran Khalifa, the Egyptian Fashion Photographer You Need to Watch out For

  Young, ambitious women prosper everyday in defeating the so many stereotypes they’re born with in the Middle East, particularly by succeeding in their careers and personal growth. Nourhan Khalifa is one of these women. The self-taught photographer has made a name for herself in Egypt’s fashion scene, from taking over our Instagram feed to […]

Sorry Guys, Female Actresses Are Completely Dominating the TV Scene This Ramadan

Sorry Guys, Female Actresses Are Completely Dominating the TV Scene This Ramadan

Male actors of Egypt, We’re sorry to tell you, but women just kicked you off the mosalsalat throne this year. Ramadan 2016 has witnessed epic talent, outstanding performances, wicked comebacks and actresses who have thrived in their 50s and more.   A few male actors, as Yehia ElFakharany and the cast of Grand Hotel especially […]

‘SheFighter’ Empowers Women in Jordan to Stand up for Themselves

‘SheFighter’ Empowers Women in Jordan to Stand up for Themselves

  There are some laws in the Middle East that protect women’s rights, some are obscure, some have loopholes, and some are completely irrelevant when it comes down to justice being served; hence the importance of women being able to defend themselves. In the capital of Jordan, SheFighter, a self-defense studio catered to women that […]

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Get Over

7 Gender Role Stereotypes Arabs Should Get Over

Growing up, we were subconsciously (sometimes consciously) taught that our gender plays a large role in determining the shape of our lives. Whether it’s what jobs we should get, what our hobbies are and even what clothes we should wear, the role our gender plays is growing smaller and smaller each day, we still see […]

9 Female Egyptian Athletes Who Inspire Us To Break Boundaries

9 Female Egyptian Athletes Who Inspire Us To Break Boundaries

Egyptian women have been known for a lot of things, but fitness hasn’t been one of them. However, there are a few women who, over the past few decades, have broken all boundaries, defied all stereotypes and put Egypt on the map in terms of sports. Hers is celebrating  three years of empowering women through fitness […]