Melanin Permission Slip

Melanin Permission Slip by Jessica Fisher Hmmm, Brown skin, curly hair Intriguing Black? Latina? Native American? All three? Maybe, but surely too pretty to be black And not mixed with something Oh. Does that make it more acceptable to love me? Do you now have permission with the assumed dilution of my melanin? Could your…

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Homoeroticism in Homophobic Islamic Countries: Egypt as a Case Study

“Islam has ended homosexual practices, not homoerotic sentiment” – Homoeroticism and homosexuality in Islam, Sabine Schmidtke In this paper, the relationship between homoeroticism and homophobia in Muslim countries will be explained while mainly focusing on Egypt, through mentioning a brief introduction about Egypt’s history and the rise of Islam, and reflecting the differences between the past…

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Art is a Weapon

“I am here to confuse you” is the title of a speech the Egyptian Journalist Mona Eltahawy gave at TEDWomen2010. Mona uses confusion as a tool to shift perspectives and fight misogyny in the Arab world as well as in the West where Arab women are often times stereotyped as being helpless and obedient victims…

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Selflove

This video is our latest and so far biggest project. We spent our summer in London where we met these incredible women who allowed us to share some of their private moments and thoughts with you. Kandaka wishes you a good start into 2018, may your resolution be to keep loving yourself and taking care…

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A Mother’s Body

Trina is a photographer who was raised in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. Here is what photography means to her: “My sister and I were forced to be creative to entertain ourselves and in doing so I discovered my fiercest passion: Photography. I’m honestly not sure how to live without taking photos. Photography is…

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BODIES: Farah

“Hadn’t it been for literature, I wouldn’t probably have written this. Right?! It’s so scary how I’m a product of something I produce. I write poetry. Does this mean anything in particular? Probably no. But I write my body, my thoughts, my feelings; and if all of this doesn’t qualify as poetry, I guess I…

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