The Agenda Behind Honor Diaries

When reviewing films like Honor Diaries it is imperative we know the figures behind their creation and distribution — from producers and writers to the organizations which sponsored and helped in the shaping of the films. This assessment goes beyond researching the backgrounds of those interviewed and helps us examine the presence of political agendas and ulterior motivations. Honor Diaries certainly lives up to its … Continue reading

Arab Women (Part II): The Literary Pioneers

After creating #NotYourNarrative, a Twitter-based discussion centered around the mainstream media’s usurpation of native voices, with Rania Khalek, a hashtag which amassed more than 6,000 tweets in less than a single day, I found it essential to provide a list of Arab women writers and their contributions. While compiling a list I found that Nahla Hanno, creator of … Continue reading

Guantanamo Bay Remains Open

Articles of interest: Tracking the Guantanamo Diaspora 12 Years of Hunger Strikes at Guantanamo 12th Anniversary of Guantanamo Prison Disgrace Close Guantanamo, Says First US Commander

Arab Women (Part I): The Literary Pioneers

Arab Women (Part I): The Literary Pioneers

After creating #NotYourNarrative, a Twitter-based discussion centered around the mainstream media’s usurpation of native voices, with Rania Khalek, a hashtag which amassed more than 6,000 tweets in less than a single day, I found it essential to provide a list of Arab women writers and their contributions. While compiling a list I found that Nahla Hanno, creator of … Continue reading