Role Models

Syria, Cross-border

AraVid, A Passion For Teaching and Learning Languages

Our dear non-Arabic speakers, If you find it difficult to pronounce ‘3aen’ or ‘GHaen’ Muhammad Barazy will definitely help you. Barazy…

Arab Women Breaking Their Diabetes Barriers

Most people freak out when they hear the word “diabetes.” It’s an unmanageable and unpredictable disease. But it’s not the…
Egypt

Resala – Books, Buildings, and HealthCare for Needy Children

To help people in need “not because they need us but because we need them to revive our humanitarian feelings”:…
Iraq, Cross-border

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Flame of Light that Went Out

In a field that is full of geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces – spheres, doughnut shapes and even amoebas,…
Cross-border

“What I’ve Done”, Linkin Park’s Call to Humanity

Linkin Park has been there for many of us, especially as adolescents getting through our teenage angst. We found home…
Palestine

The Palestinian Hunger Strike: Let’s Look at the Positive Side…

What happens to the body when it’s in a state of starvation?  First, the body starts to break down any…
Syria, Turkey

Abdullah Abu Khalid Treats Syrian Refugees in Turkey

There are tons of ways to help those in need. Some kind souls actually go out of their way to…
Cross-border

ProHijab: Nike is Empowering Muslim Athletes

The release of Nike’s “Pro-Hijab” has been the highlight of the year for every athletic female Muslim. The new product…
Palestine

Sard Spoken Word: Hand the Mic Over, Express!

  It is often assumed that those who are not heard are voiceless.  In order to be heard, one must…
Palestine

Refuge among the Rubble: Gaza’s First English Library

A library is usually thought to act as a reference service, a portal to boundless knowledge, or the center of…
Turkey

Kubra Dagli: Breaking Championships and Stereotypes

So, get this! A girl (what was she doing outside? Who’s taking care of the house??) age 20 (shouldn’t she…
Palestine, MENA

Gigi Hadid Expresses her Culture on the Cover of Vogue Arabia

Many celebrities express their cultural diversity through several different aspects, mainly through their work. Gigi Hadid made accountable her cultural…
Lebanon, Palestine, Cross-border, MENA

“ Ma7boub Al-Arab: Yaqoub Shaheen is the 2017 Arab Idol”

“My pledge and my oath, my blood is Palestinian.” Yaqoub Shaheen sings this line after he was named winner of the…
Palestine

“All it Takes is a Little Will-Power” – Fadi Tabakhna

“As long as a person is happy from the inside, everything in life will be alright.” – Fadi Tabakhna People usually…
Egypt, Cross-border

17 Year-Old Egyptian Saves Lives with Her Chemical Invention

Saving lives is one of the noblest goals out there to pursue. And while you don’t hear often about 17-year-olds preoccupied…
Egypt

Meet Eman Mourad: 1st Female Wheelchair Karate Player in the Middle East

You usually don’t go on hearing about wheelchair karate players everyday, but when you do hear about one it becomes your…
Egypt

Egyptian Female Entrepreneur Meets President Barak Obama

Starting a business, let alone an international business, from scratch is never an easy thing to accomplish, but with determination…
Egypt, Cross-border, MENA

Inta Omri: The Story Behind Um Kulthoom’s Famous Song

Music is essential and existent in all cultures of all times and places. It brings people together to share a…
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