Meet the First Hijabi Athlete on the Cover of Women’s Health Magazine

Meet the First Hijabi Athlete on the Cover of Women’s Health Magazine

By Reem Tolba

  Meet the first hijabi athlete to get featured on the cover of Women’s Health Middle East; the one and only Emirati ice skater Zahra Lari. She is the first figure skater from the United Arab Emirates to ever compete internationally.   “Women’s Health Middle East is all about showcasing some of the amazing local […]

‫#‏مش_من_حقك_تمنعني‬: Veiled Women in Egypt Stand Up Against Anti-Veil Movements

‫#‏مش_من_حقك_تمنعني‬: Veiled Women in Egypt Stand Up Against Anti-Veil Movements

Over the past couple of weeks, my newsfeed has been filled with people complaining about not being allowed into certain venues due to their veil. Last year, I wrote an article on why being veiled in Egypt is becoming extremely difficult, and one of the points was about the pressure of society putting so much […]

Why I’m Tired Of Hijab

Why I’m Tired Of Hijab

By Ethar El- Katatny

When I was 19, I stood on stage and talked about being propositioned by a university professor. I said he was a dirty old man and repeated some of the choice phrases women hear every day in the streets of Egypt. When I left the theater later that evening, I overheard two men: “Isn’t she […]

Why Non-Hijabis Should Not Be Compared To Unwrapped Candy

Why Non-Hijabis Should Not Be Compared To Unwrapped Candy

If there’s one thing that infuriates me as a hijabi, it is this picture and this theory and the people that try to convince us that this is why we should get veiled in the first place. If you’re not familiar with this theory, here goes: If two pieces of candy fell on the floor, one […]

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Becoming Extremely Difficult

Why Being Veiled In Egypt Is Becoming Extremely Difficult

  In a country where the majority of the population is Muslim, you’d expect there to be an understanding of traditions, culture and religion. You’d think that displaying any form of cultural or religious act would be accepted because it would be somehow understood. It would be a reflection of your origins, something you took […]