3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

It has taken me time to accept the mere fact that the three things contained in this article have happened to me; to people around me, and will probably continue to happen.   Additionally, it has really taken me a while to be able to articulate them, without feeling that doing so would some how […]

13 Struggles of Growing Up LGBT in Egypt

13 Struggles of Growing Up LGBT in Egypt

Growing up is an awkward ordeal. Add to that the burden of being gay in a country where the majority of the people are homophobic and things can get tough. All in all, however, it builds character in a way that nothing else can. It teaches you to not get caught up in what others […]

Mommy Diaries: Kids Need to Know That You’re Not Full of Sh*t

Mommy Diaries: Kids Need to Know That You’re Not Full of Sh*t

My eldest monster L Boogie just turned six. SIX. What does this mean? Well, besides the fact that I feel old, it means that she now can remember everything that’s happening. I can’t sing and dance the memory of how I forgot it was crazy sock day at school away. This will be the story […]

The Aftermath: I Belong to ME

The Aftermath: I Belong to ME

  Our generation has been obliged to think we’re great, we are the generation expected to make change and become greatness itself in any aspect of life. I never understood why or how are we supposed to deliver such an anticipated program that we’ve been abiding by without even revisiting our own perception on life […]

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

11 Things You Realize When You’ve Lived with Your Arab Parents for Too Long

We’re lucky we don’t have to worry about managing a household until we’re actually married. And though I’m grateful to not be paying the bills and having the responsibility of an entire house, there is a time when staying with your parents for too long is more damaging than healthy. Although we should feel that […]

13 Things An Only Child Will Understand

13 Things An Only Child Will Understand

By Nouran Samer

It’s always the same thing; those who have siblings envy those who don’t and the other way around. Being an only child is not very popular in the Arab world, especially in Egypt. However, it still has it’s perks.     Getting all the gifts from the family   Whenever a family members travels abroad, […]

10 Signs You’re Getting Older AKA Ancient

10 Signs You’re Getting Older AKA Ancient

Maybe you still indulge in childlike guilty pleasures, like eating Nutella from a spoon. And maybe you still don’t know what you want to do when you “grow up”. But one thing’s for sure: You don’t celebrate your birthday like you used to. And maybe that’s a good thing. Here are 10 signs you’ve grown […]

Mommy Diaries: Silly Goose

Words like “just” and “really” are part of our everyday vocabulary. We don’t really think about them or when to use them, we just do. Well, that was until L Boogie used them for the first time and floored me. Mommy if you could go faster that would be just great.  Mommy I really like your dress. Really.  Who is […]