I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

I Rode with a Female Microbus Driver and I Have Never Felt More Empowered

by Aya Sayed Abdel Gawad

It’s 9:15 am and I’m obviously hating on life because I have to go to work. I stop a microbus like I do everyday, but this time it was different.     On the first glance I thought I’m stopping a male microbus driver with a scarf on his head, but that wasn’t the case. […]

This 5-Star Dubai Hotel Has an Entire Floor That’s Dedicated to Women

This 5-Star Dubai Hotel Has an Entire Floor That’s Dedicated to Women

  Solo female travelers, we have some good news for you! Dukes Hotel recently opened on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, bringing the best in British Luxury to the Emirate. But we’re not here to talk about how amazing the hotel is, we’re here to talk about the fact the hotel has dedicated its entire third floor […]

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

  Each year, the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture rewards two laureates for their work and outstanding achievements. This year Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will award Egyptian-Lebanese visual artist, Bahia Shehab, for her use of Arabic calligraphy in street art.   Shehab is the first female to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah award. She won the award for her project ‘No, A […]

This Abu Dhabi Mall Has Introduced a Female-Only Parking Lot That’s All Pink

This Abu Dhabi Mall Has Introduced a Female-Only Parking Lot That’s All Pink

  Parking spaces have been added to the list of ladies-only perks in the UAE because #girlpower. Al Wadha Mall in Abu Dhabi has introduced 80 pink parking bays for female shoppers.   “Reserved parking spaces for women shoppers encourages them to visit the mall more often and eases out their woes to look out for […]

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 […]