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‘Black Milk’ Book Review: On the Fragility and Darkness of Womanhood

Freedom needs space to move, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir once observed. In the case of women attaining their freedom,…

13 May 2022

Fashion Struggles of Being a Plus-Sized Woman in Egypt

Attempting to lock in a soirée dress for her upcoming event, Omnia Medhat ventured into a shop belonging to a…

12 May 2022

From Egypt to Sri Lanka: Ahmed Orabi’s Ceylon Exile

Across a vast history dating back thousands of years, Egypt gave birth to fascinating minds and brilliant legacies. Regardless of…

28 April 2022

Why ‘Autism Diaries’ Advocates for More Support for Parents With an Autistic Child

From long driving hours to different therapists, to developing individual learning plans, extra study sessions, and helping them in the…

25 April 2022

‘The Last Straw’: The Ukraine Crisis and Egypt’s Economy

The fallout of geopolitical conflict never confines itself to the borders of the states involved, nor does it ever remain…

23 April 2022

Connecting Hearts: How Coptic Orphans Redefines the Role of the Egyptian Diaspora

“It all began after a single trip to Egypt, which helped create Coptic Orphans. Imagine if every single Egyptian living…

23 April 2022

Seeking Happily-Ever-Afters: Arranged Marriages in Egypt

“You’re not going to leave this wedding without a bride,” was how Mohamed Saeed was greeted upon his arrival at…

20 April 2022

A Tale of Two Feelings: Grieving During the Joyous Holidays

“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent…

11 April 2022

How One Woman From Assiut Created a Safe Haven for Families from Domestic Violence

Mariana Mokhles’ voice trembles whenever she speaks about the stories she encountered before launching  her own project ‘Moden El Malgaa’…

8 April 2022

“Homeless, yet at home”: Egypt’s Domari Ghagar

“There is no people so scattered over the earth as the gypsies,” wrote anthropologist Alfred von Kremer. “Homeless, yet everywhere…

7 April 2022

Egyptian Artist Dina Fahmy Honors the Past While Diving into Web 3.0

“Having a bit of both - the past and the future - is and always will be the great balance…

1 April 2022

Muhammed Ali: Engineer of Modern Egypt

The engineer of Egyptian modernity was not Egyptian – he was Ottoman. Muhammed Ali is a prolific name, one potent…

28 March 2022

Climate Activists, Civil Society Voice their Demands for Egypt’s COP27

“None of us have a choice. We all have to be activists,” 24-year old climate activist Mitzi Jonelle once said.…

28 March 2022

The Struggle of Being a Kafala Mother in Egypt

“I took Mostafa under guardianship seven years ago. I met him when he was four days old, and I knew…

24 March 2022

Specialty Būn: How Two Brothers Are Changing Egypt’s Relationship with Coffee

In a corner of Arkan Plaza in El Sheikh Zayed City, on the westside of Greater Cairo, sits a haven…

21 March 2022

Bringing it Home: Humans of Upper Egypt Exhibit in Luxor

The arrival of the daguerrotype in Egypt, not even a year after its invention in the 19th century, enabled a…

17 March 2022

The Changing Tides of Jewelry Trends in Egypt

An ever-changing representation of a person’s character, jewelry is the perfect teller of art and personal expression. With the passage…

14 March 2022

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