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 […]
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.”
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.
Suleiman Bakhit made an effort to visit elementary schools around his university after being the victim of a racially motivated assault at his university in Minnesota after 9/11. He wanted […]
Stay in the loop
Receive our newsletters, weekly roundup blogs, and exciting bulletins straight to your inbox!