An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

An Open Letter to the Friend Who Broke My Heart

An Open Letter to the Friend Who Broke My Heart

By Mayada Serageldin

  To my dearest of friends,   I hope you are well. More than that, I hope you are happy. Whenever I think of you, I pray that you are in good company, and well taken care of.   I miss you beyond idle words, and I carry with me only our fondest memories. Every […]

Humans of New York Defends Muslims and Refugees in Open Letter to Trump

Humans of New York Defends Muslims and Refugees in Open Letter to Trump

  We carry immense respect for Humans of New York, the wildly popular blog run by passionate journalist Brandon Stanton that features moving stories of everyday New Yorkers and beyond. Today, that respect has deepened with Stanton’s open letter to Donald Trump in which he slams the vitriolic U.S. presidential candidate for his racist and Islamophobic public remarks. “I’ve come to realize that […]

An Open Letter to Young Gay Men in Egypt

An Open Letter to Young Gay Men in Egypt

By Ahmed A.R.

  Here’s to a community that is continuously discriminated against. A community that is harassed, arrested, discredited and side-lined.   Hello Boys, I am not a man of influence or vast knowledge, but I’d like to think that my past five years of living in Egypt as an out gay man and mediocre LGBT activist […]

An Open Letter to People of the ‘West’

An Open Letter to People of the ‘West’

By Jenan Sheta

Dear people of the “West”, I am writing to the people, the ordinary citizens of the world. I am not writing to your governments, who have lost sight of being human in their power-hungry race to political winnings. I am writing to have a conversation, to remind you of the art of dialogue; the very […]

5 Messages Egyptian Parents Need To Know

5 Messages Egyptian Parents Need To Know

Egyptian parents suffer to secure a decent life for their kids, so they try to impose what is, to them, an ideal life for us. In this midst of this process, some of them unintentionally overlook a few things. Here are five messages to those parents.     This is our time   Remember when […]