All posts tagged Religion

I’m coming out of my ‘closet’ and I’ve been doing just fine!- Coming out at University

Coming out in any social situation can be tough but I think that there is one place that people feel most comfortable in coming out of their shell- University. It […]

Banning Burkas and Burning Bras – What does it mean to be liberated?

The Hijab can mean different things depending on the country and culture, for clarity, when referring to the Hijab I’m talking about a headscarf/head covering, the niqab and burka are […]

Abortion: My Body, My Right

As many of you are aware over the past week the hot topic has been surrounding the issue of abortion. Abortion is defined as ‘the ending of a pregnancy by […]

Ramadan – food, virtues, health and periods

It’s that time of the year again for all of us Muslims – a spiritual cleanse in this holy month of Ramadan. In this first week of fasting, I have […]

Let Me Tell You A Story

وَلَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ مِن صَلْصَالٍ مِّنْ حَمَإٍ مَّسْنُونٍ وَالْجَانَّ خَلَقْنَاهُ مِن قَبْلُ مِن نَّارِ السَّمُومِ “And We did certainly create man out of clay from an altered black mud. And […]

Vaginas, vaginas everywhere, but not a clit touched – Women and their bits then and now

Female sexuality in Western Europe has been a controversial topic since time immoral; everyone knows about the sexually repressed Victorians and their chastity belts, the summer of love of the […]

Exclusive Artist Interview with Katrin Fridriks @ JD Malat Gallery

Ahead of the ‘Meet the Artist’ session (which is open to the public) on Friday the 8th March from 4-6pm at JD Malat Gallery, I had the opportunity to speak […]

Let’s go for a “shag”?

Words by Tracy Jawad and Charlotte Rubin In a university environment, especially British universities, sex and love are almost as important as dissertation deadlines. We’re thinking boyfriends, girlfriends, open relationships, […]

Let’s Talk about Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]