A Ribbon Around a Bomb
We are currently at Nasawiya working on a book on the women who inspire us, interviewing “regular” women whose stories reveal their strength, trying to showcase alternative forms of leadership. This got me thinking about what strength is, to how the mere concept of strength is riddled with misconceptions and stereotypes. Is keeping quiet and holding in every feeling or negative emotion a form of...
Tales of the Phoenix City - Chapter 18
The noise was getting stronger as she drew nearer to the entrance. From afar, It seemed like there was a fair amount of bumping and thumping and rattling being made, which slightly alarmed her. She quickened her pace. As usual, there was no electricity so she had to run up the three flights of stairs that separated her from the mayhem. She found Grace in the kitchen, flour up her lovely aquiline...
Letter to a Revolutionary
Ya Qalbi, Yesterday I read a letter from Mashrou3 Leila: “Today I found myself walking down Hamra Street, humming Abdul-Halim Hafez’s ‘Ana Leik Ala Tool’ to myself, and I could swear I heard you singing the harmony into my ear. It made me giggle a little burn into my chest. I worry you might get caught in a protest, imprisoned, kidnapped, missing, gone. But I know you need to do what you...
MTV Lebanon: Stop Using Freedom of Speech →
Delicious Middle Eastern dish →
Marisa from the Green Sunshine and I got together and cooked a fabulous Lebanese meal :-) Check us out!