Author Archives: Arwa

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 […]

Rise, my dear.

My dear,Rise! You’ll be alright. All of this — all will be gone. Your agony, anguish, and anger will all — be gone. Go to sleep. In your sleep you’ll find beauty, will find love, and escapades – from your dark real mind. And when the sun rises, you’ll rise too. Strong and great. Now, […]

A writer, a dream

About ten years ago I decided that I want to become a writer. I was dreaming about becoming one of those best-selling authors that can live this exciting life of just spending time in solitude and write. I spent my late teen years (18 and 19) trying to write. I knew I lacked the language […]

Suffocated (or untitled)

Suffocated Within those boundaries around me in my city my hometown   I can’t fight too weak to resist to fragile to stand up   So sick to defend my birthright too weak to lose my home too careful not to be found   hiding within my own thoughts my own beliefs my rights as […]

خوف | Fear

هل هنالك من يخاف الحق؟ هل هنالك من يهاب الحقيقة؟ هل هنااك من يهرب من الحُب؟ الجواب هو: الجميع. كلنا نخاف من أجمل ما يبنيه الكون. هنالك في الحُب يوجد موت وعذاب حقد وكره وهذا مُرهب وأنا خائفة من كل شيء جميل من كل شيء شيّق أخاف الحياه اكثر من الموت. تموز ٢٠١٨ I’m finding […]

From Rome with Love

I just wanted to share pictures from my last trip to the magical city of Rome. Because I don’t have enough money and time, I hardly ever travel. So yes, I’m making a huge deal out of my trip to Rome. It was a spectacular visit. I took many pictures with my DSLR camera, but […]