An Inner Journey Facing Mortality by Emel Behlouli, Tunisia

It is still hard for me to put what I felt into words. It was the 29th of November, 2010. That day was dull and obscure. No life, no oxygen, and no heartbeats were felt. I was flying from New York to Birmingham, where I lived. I was alone with scattered thoughts. I was away, … Continue reading An Inner Journey Facing Mortality by Emel Behlouli, Tunisia

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In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

It all started where I lived: in Syria. Our neighborhood people were more traditional than those in other areas, so if you are a girl, you aren’t supposed to go out a lot or let strange men see you. I was a very rare case. You could see me at 10 years old, waiting for … Continue reading In a men’s world by Haya Abimelech, Syria

Amazing changes are happening by Wiem Alkkari, Tunisia

I have experienced  drastic changes throughout my life. My name is Wiem and I am from Tunisia.Since the events of 2011,  I am not the same person before these events or after it. If you knew  me before 2011, you would recognise me as a young, shy girl, who was quite isolated and lived according … Continue reading Amazing changes are happening by Wiem Alkkari, Tunisia

Bravo, you work like a man! by Kaoutar Chahbane, Morocco

Note: This is not a generalization, nor it is a hate letter.. This is a reflection on a reality, a reality that we cannot deny. The issue I want to talk about today happens everyday in our world. It’s not just ’in my city’ nor ’in my country’... Oh no, it is universal. In the … Continue reading Bravo, you work like a man! by Kaoutar Chahbane, Morocco

The Breaking Point Maryam Al-Kubati, Yemen

It was early September 2007; I had just received my exam results for my secondary school test (thnawiya alamma). I was overly excited  for my future as  my father had promised that I would be allowed to travel to Malaysia for my bachelor’s degree. I didn't bother about the grades, after all, my father would … Continue reading The Breaking Point Maryam Al-Kubati, Yemen