Author Archives: Arwa

Women can do any job

I found this on UN Women page on Instagram, and I thought it’s worth sharing: Women and girls can do any job–and as we progress into the future, they continue to defy gender roles in various male-dominated industries. .Like many young, educated Lebanese women today, Sandy is creating new and innovative opportunities for self-employment by […]

Resolutions for 2019

So here you go, this year’s resolutions: Stop buying things I don’t need Go to the gym, or just quit Go out for walks in the neighborhood at least twice a week Read books — at least five books in a year Write fiction/poetry Don’t eat after 8 PM Sign up for an art workshop […]

2018 resolutions review

Last year I wrote some resolutions, which I updated in March, and now I think it’s the time to review those resolutions, and evaluate my performance in 2018. You see, I sound professional. Let’s hope I can excel in keeping some resolutions this year too. So here’s a list of the resolutions I updated last […]

إتحاد الجبال

الجبال – مع بعضها تتّحد لتكوّن جيشاً عظيماً يحارب هجوم الانسان على طبيعة الله.  صخور الجبال – صلبة، قويّة، شرسة، ليست مسامحة للتهوّرات العشوائية بدون مبرر. أشجّار الجبال – منتصبة، خضراء، تقف نبيلة، تحمي الغابة من نار الحرب.بقاء هذه الاشجّار أهم عنصر لإتحاد الجبال. تشرين أول 2018

Adonis – Bent El Hawa (song)

Why is it that when we’re young dreams are still allowed? When we’re young we’re allowed to dream and talk about our dreams. No matter how ridiculous they are, we’re allowed to love, be passionate and talk about our dreams.  Wish I can go back in time, and dream more. Without any shame. 

Feminism: we still need it

I had a friend (had, not have) who used to say that feminism is overrated, and that considers that prioritizing women empowerment has become an obsession.  He’s not the only modern modern, liberated, even educated man who has ever said that. Many men nowadays are frustrated by feminism, they claim it’s hardcore, and they strongly […]

Christmas for Atheists

Christmas is a holiday that beats all holidays around the world. And it doesn’t matter how much you can argue, Christmas remains the most magical holiday of all times.  I was brought up in a Christian house, and surely Christmas was and still is  part of our winter holiday season. Even though we live in […]

Suffocated by modern progressive society

I wrote before about being suffocated by many things in my life. I spoke about being suffocated by society, by traditions, by patriarchy, by Zionism, and by occupation. This time I have something different that suffocates me. Something that should in fact liberate me, or make me a great human being. I try to be […]

First Rain

Walking to my car in a warm day and there it is… wet floors water, touching my face. landing on my glasses. “What the hell?” “Why now?” I say to myself out loud. The first rain not in a good place. I’m not prepared for it. My favorite rain. Not when I’m expecting it. It […]

Tick-tock

Tick-tock The clock is ticking A day Few hours Few minutes Until the big day The big day is by all means Not my wedding Not The big day But my big day My birthday! The day I turn 29 Twenty nine My twenties are almost over I only have one last year And then […]

A post for October

October. I have to dedicate some words for October. Or perhaps I should name my first born October. October is my month, and somehow it’s one of my favorite months. I feel October in my bones. It gives me the chills. And the good kind of chills. October is the beginning. October welcomes the Autumn […]

Great Istanbul

I’m not much of a traveler, but I was in Istanbul, Turkey with my family last week. The flight to Istanbul was very short – 2 hours long. Yet, I can’t believe it took me that long to get there. Istanbul is a magnificent city that should be visited more than 3 times in a […]