In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, it seemed appropriate to report on the progress of women today – how they have gained respect, overcome limitations, and made […]
Despite having never played before in his life, Tambi can play the piano at the level of a highly trained concert professional. The young Syrian refugee is a prodigy.
In a traditional Muslim country, surfing was understood to be off-limits to local girls, for fear it would reveal their bodies and threaten their modesty. But recently, Moroccan girls are […]
Over the past four years, Amazighs in both the Nafusa mountains and Zwara, another Amazigh enclave near the Tunisian border, have started building schools and running classes for children to […]
I found it peculiar in my initial research 30 or 40 years ago that we do not have a record of women’s responses to the sacred texts. I thought reinterpretation […]
I base a lot of my work on Qur’anic scripture because it is, after all, the source of Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy’s purpose is to express the Qur’an’s words.
“They have always called me “the crazy one” because I am so hyperactive and have always been different from most Saudi girls—I am obsessed with sports, being active, being outdoors.”
The paradigm of news consumerism has shifted drastically, and no one’s quite sure how to deal with it.
In February 2014, young Yemeni activists launched Yemen Inside Out, a photography project aimed at breaking outside conceptions of Yemen and revealing the true nature of the country’s youth, hopes, […]
In stark contrast to the flowery, metaphorical poetry common in Syria before the revolution began, today’s poems emerging from the war-torn republic are explicit and visceral, graphic and raw.
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