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الصبي يللي ما اجا

في كتير أوقات بيضيعوا الناس اذا أنا بنت أو شاب، كتير بسمع “تفضل طلاع” و”لوين رايح؟”. أوقات بتضايق من جهل الناس اللي ما بيخطر براسهن ولو للحظة انو مش ضروري اذا أنا بنت يكون شعري طويل، واذا أنا صبي يكون شهري قصير. بس أوقات بتسلّى لمن شوفهن ضايعين قدّامي!

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The Bars in a No-Holds-Barred Life

I didn’t know why I was feeling so overwhelmed.
I didn’t know why I had a growing lump lodged in my throat.
I didn’t know why I was feeling so ill-at-ease with myself.
I didn’t know why I broke down in tears the moment I went into my gynecologist’s clinic for a much-delayed check-up.
I didn’t know why I didn’t want him to examine me, even though he’d examined me many times before.
I didn’t know why I felt a silent revolution burning inside me.

Opinion Pieces

“Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky tacky, little boxes on the hillside, little boxes all the same”

“There’s a green one and a pink one and a blue one and a yellow one, and they’re all made out of ticky tacky and… more »

Poetry, Ramblings & Fiction

7ello 3an Sharafe, Bisharafkon!

Tayeb, iza inta akhdar hiyeh banafsaje w ana saphastake, weyn l mashkal. Bel ekher kelna alwen. Ma heyk! Ma 3am befham, ken daroure… more »

Featured Articles

Ma Ba2a Feeneh

Ma ba2a feeneh. Ma ba2a fine 2e23oud ma3oun. Ma ba2a fine 7assessoun enne mehtamme bel eshya yalli bi2oulouwa. Ma ba2a fine 2esma3 mashekeloun… more »


Ducking the Suitors

As if it wasn’t challenging enough to be a woman in this country, I had to be gay too.  As if the gods… more »