As the only daughter of Iranian immigrants to the United States, I felt fortunate to grow up in a warm community. In the 1970’s and 1980’s my family from both sides had sacrificed a lot to flee to the U.S., in order to escape persecution from the tight grip of the Iranian regime. My mom … Continue reading Suspended In The Twilight Zone, by Sharona, Israel.
Pacha Street is one of the main veins of the Medina. It starts from Zeitouna Mosque towards Bab Swika. Everyday hundreds of kids and teens pass through Pacha Street to go to the Bacha high school or to Ben Achoor library to study and prepare for their exams. In the previous century, Ali Pacha built … Continue reading نهج الباشا Pacha Street by Khaoula, Tunisia (Photo Essay)
A tribute to older Kabylian women, pillars of tradition. The Kabyles are an ethnic subgroup of the Berber people, today still living in Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco. They are the oldest known people of Northern Africa. The Kabyles speak a Berber dialect, Taqbaylit, which is a language without script. Since eternity, knowledge has been passed on … Continue reading Tribute to Kabylian Women by Belkacem, Algeria (Photo Essay)
Humans have always adjusted to the needs of their communities and societies throughout history. These adjustments shaped the way we live and changed our perception of life. In modern history, everyone played a role in making adjustments and coping with the rapidly-changing circumstances of our world, because isolation was no longer an option. The interaction … Continue reading Perceiving Gender Equality, by Ala Oueslati, Tunisia.
This is a series of pictures taken from different hidden parts of an Arab girl’s diary. Most women I have known in my country are having two or even three parallel lives so that they can satisfy their family and the society's expectation and then a "clandestino" life where a woman can think about herself … Continue reading Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia.