Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, if not worse. You can heal broken bones, but you can’t heal a broken mind. Emotional abuse (also referred to as psychological violence, psychological abuse or mental abuse) is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may […]

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

  “When a good university friend of mine told me she had suffered from depression in high school, I reacted with skepticism and little understanding: ‘What do you mean, you couldn’t get out of bed in the morning?’” This is a meaningful quote from a text published by Sara Bøgh. A quote, that perfectly summons […]

We Need to Talk About How Amazing the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project Is

We Need to Talk About How Amazing the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project Is

Everybody loves turtles, that’s just a given. But did you know that Dubai’s very own Burj Al Arab hotel has a turtle rehabilitation center inside it? Probably not. Well, let us take a few moments of your precious time and tell you all about The Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project. Located in Jumeirah, the project aims […]

9 Reasons Why Every Egyptian Needs to Know About NGO CISV

9 Reasons Why Every Egyptian Needs to Know About NGO CISV

By Jummana Radwan

For those of you who don’t know what CISV is, it’s a global organization that is dedicated to educating and spreading peace around the whole world by building global friendships. Egypt has been blessed with CISV for the past 60 years. Every summer CISV sends a passionate group of young Egyptians to destinations all around the world, giving them the […]

Dear Mom Enslaved by the Idea of Hired Help: You Are Not Alone

Dear Mom Enslaved by the Idea of Hired Help: You Are Not Alone

Let’s face it, we all need help around the house. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, ironing, babysitting, you name it and you will find a woman needing it. Some wives are against the maid and nanny concept; they firmly believe in taking care of the children themselves and managing the spotless house while preparing the perfect meal […]

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt your Pet from an Animal Shelter

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt your Pet from an Animal Shelter

I have been advocating for animal rights and welfare in Egypt for a little over two years now – specifically after I rescued my two-and-a-half-year-old male blue Persian cat from a breeder who kept them locked in a dark and dirty basement under horrid conditions. And let me tell you the truth about animal rescue: […]

Confession # 2 Relapse

And, it strikes back … only because I had to be a Mrs. know-it-all. Mrs. know-it-all hated the fact that she sees a psychiatrist. She hated her medication and that big secret, because “El Osool” has a say about illnesses too … it is not okay to be psychologically ill in Egypt. It’s actually a […]