About me, Experience, Opinion, The start

Ubernoise

When I moved to the US and came closer to the start of maternity, I knew I’d have time on my hands to start a new project. Something that has always been close to my heart, women’s rights, just seemed to be the best choice in terms of where I could put my energy into.… Continue reading Ubernoise

book review

Can we all be feminists? – Intersectional Feminist Anthology

The book is an essay collection of 17 writers with diverse backgrounds, who all have fought with feminism and its definition. It’s illuminating, because even when you think you’re trying to be inclusive, there’s always an intersection that you might miss. The anthology speaks volumes, because it lends an ear to underrepresented voices.  Feminism is… Continue reading Can we all be feminists? – Intersectional Feminist Anthology

About me, Experience

Finding feminism

I’ve started reading “Can We All Be Feminists?”, which is an anthology of essays by women with very different backgrounds. The first two essays are about the writers' struggles with feminism and it kind of took me back to the past. Growing up as a teen, I was a devout Muslima, a hijabi even. This… Continue reading Finding feminism

book review, Opinion

Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to

This book is quite a compelling read. It’s about a woman who fights poverty and misogyny in Saudi Arabia. The first word which comes to my mind is otherworldly. It gives an insight into what growing up and life is like as a poor woman in Saudi Arabia. Even though I’m a Muslim myself and… Continue reading Review of Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif and where Saudi Arabia is headed to

book review, Opinion

Review of Headscarves and Hymens – Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy

Mona Eltahaway is an Egyptian American feminist writer, and I came across her book when I started my research on feminism in the Middle East. I was captivated by the title. A sexual revolution is needed to free half of the populations in the Middle East! I agree there 100%, so it resonated with me… Continue reading Review of Headscarves and Hymens – Why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Mona Eltahawy