This Event Succeeded at Debunking Egyptian Beauty Myths in the Most Stylish Way

This Event Succeeded at Debunking Egyptian Beauty Myths in the Most Stylish Way

On September 17, Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino’s Verdi Salon witnessed a very floral makeover as beauty giants Braun reigned supreme.     The Zamalek hotel gathered the city’s movers and shakers for one of a kind event to debunk popular beauty myths that need to stop seeing the light of day. Consequently, […]

14 Misconceptions of Down Syndrome Debunked

14 Misconceptions of Down Syndrome Debunked

The 21st of March doesn’t just mark Mother’s Day, it’s also World Down Syndrome Day. In honour of this day, Rotaract Alexandria Cosmopolitan put together a campaign to raise awareness about the many misconceptions people have about Down Syndrome. Get your facts straight and understand more about Down Syndrome below:               […]

10 Misconceptions About AUC You Hear Everywhere

10 Misconceptions About AUC You Hear Everywhere

By Jumana Radwan

I have always had a fabled impression of AUC, until I joined its undergraduate program. I imagined it to be something completely different from reality, because of the perception of AUC that I had gotten from pretty much the whole Egyptian society. Non-AUCians seem to have an extremely wrong idea of what AUC really is, to […]

9 Stereotypes Egyptians Need To Get Rid Of

9 Stereotypes Egyptians Need To Get Rid Of

By Alia Atef

As children, we grew up accustomed to hearing our grandparents, parents and practically all adults in our lives make snap judgments about all those around them. We were too young to understand what they were doing exactly, but we grew up and we now have a word to describe it: stereotyping. Stereotyping is defined as […]

Misconceptions Of Being @Zedified_

Misconceptions Of Being @Zedified_

By Radwa El Ziki

Hi. My name is Radwa El Ziki and I am a fashion blogger. Because of the sudden rise in the Egyptian fashion industry scene, a lot of misconceptions have been floating around lately. Most of them are funny, others are true, but mostly, completely and utterly wrong. I think it’s time to clear the air […]

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

11 Misconceptions About Being A Therapist

By Neveen Hashem

It’s a well known fact that going to therapy carries with it a heavy and burdensome stigma in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. A stigma so great, in fact, that it can often prevent people from seeking the help they need. And then there’s the practice of counseling itself. We all have […]

Let Us Break These Feminist Stereotypes For You…

Let Us Break These Feminist Stereotypes For You…

Over the years, feminists (female feminists, that is) have been associated with countless adjectives and stereotypes, lots of which were not, shall we say, pretty. In fighting for equality, we seem to have been mistaken for a few things that we’re actually not, and have had a bunch of exaggerations and over-blown labels and myths […]

Mommy Diaries: Misconceptions of Being a Stay-at-Home Mom

Q: So what do you do for a living? A: I raise children. Yes. That’s exactly it. I’m raising the humans that are going to inhabit this world. I teach them manners. I try to instill in them values, morals and a kickass sense of humor so that when life gets tough, they can handle […]

10 Great Reasons to Be a Pilot – By a Pilot’s Wife

10 Great Reasons to Be a Pilot – By a Pilot’s Wife

Recently, I wrote an article dispelling 10 misconceptions about pilots. When I gave the draft to my pilot husband to read, his first response was “I want to quit my job,” then followed by, “but there are so many good things too.” Let me be clear, the intention wasn’t to bash pilots or their profession; […]

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

5 Misconceptions about Being a Diplomat

  Diplomats like to point out all the difficulties they face in their jobs, even as they lounge about on their million dollar yachts flitting from one wonderful destination to another. Their main concerns are which outrageously expensive tuxedo/dress they will wear to tonight’s gala. They comment that the weather isn’t just right, even as […]