Here’s Why You Need to Stop Sobbing About Being Single

Here’s Why You Need to Stop Sobbing About Being Single

By Karima Elnesr

It was 2 AM when one of my girlfriends called me sobbing like a child on Eid morning with no Eideya. My friend only spoke one sentence before disappearing into a black hole of endless tears. Her words were “I’m going to be single forever!”   I blame the movies, the pop songs, the Nicholas […]

Cairokee Just Released a Controversial Statement About Their Newest Album

Cairokee Just Released a Controversial Statement About Their Newest Album

Egypt’s favorite band, Cairokee, just released a a controversial statement on Facebook and their fans are losing it.     The statement released was about their newest album, scheduled to be released on the 11th of July. The album is titled “No2ta Beida” (White Point).     Cairokee announced that the General Authority for the Control of […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

Wrap My Hijab Music Video Reveals Sickening ‘Hijabiphobia’

by Rana Elhawary

Last week, Mona Haydar — a veiled, Muslim, pregnant, Syrian-American — released a music video commemorating the very first official International Muslim Woman’s Day. Haydar released the video hoping it would combat certain stereotypes regarding veiled women being passive, oppressed, and voiceless.   This is one of those situations when the intention of the artist […]

An Open Letter to Egyptian Parents from a 20-Something

An Open Letter to Egyptian Parents from a 20-Something

By Merna Abou El Ezz

Dear Parents, When you see me talking on the phone, please do not ask me who I’m talking to. Don’t worry, I am not planning a terrorist attack behind your back. When you see me crawling into my bed or deeply dreaming in my sleep, please do not open the door so abruptly that I […]

Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Man Up’

Why We Need to Stop Using the Phrase ‘Man Up’

The power of the spoken word cannot be overstated. Now this might be my inner literary nerd speaking, but that to me is an uncontestable fact. Words have the ability to literally shape our lives. While we may recognize that to some degree, we often overlook the latent meanings behind words. The power an everyday […]

Power and Social Discipline in Egypt

Power and Social Discipline in Egypt

New arrests of peaceful protesters in Cairo undermine the alleged efforts by the new government to commit to freedom and human rights in Egypt. The anti-protest law is a flawed piece of legislation that should be revised and amended so that citizens can exercise their most basic liberties. Saturday’s demonstration against the recently passed protest […]

RIP: Nelson Mandela In Quotes

RIP: Nelson Mandela In Quotes

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the reason behind South Africa’s democracy, a legend and first black President in history, passed away yesterday from a severe lung infection at home after spending three months in the hospital. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” South African president Jacob Zuma said. “Our people have lost a father,” he continued. We may […]

Mommy Diaries: Free Time? Ha!

Mommy Diaries: Free Time? Ha!

Now that the monsters are in school you’d think that I’d be traveling the world… or the malls at least. That I’d be picking up where I left off on my endless list of hobbies that date back to 2009 when I could wear belts and skinny jeans. No one tells you that it’s nothing […]

Hanlbes Fasateen Campaign

Egypt has gone wild! Hanlbes Fasateen, or as they call it in English, We Will Wear Dresses, is a new Facebook campaign that’s been launched to prove that women still have power and rights in this country. The event will be taking place on the 24 of August, this campaign is made to encourage women […]