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Aisha E. AlSaqabi

Aisha E. AlSaqabi
Real Life

The Purple Purse Campaign and Kerry Washington’s Involvement

To those of you who’ve never heard of the Purple Purse campaign, it’s a program that belongs to AllState Foundation and focuses on ending domestic violence and abuse through financial empowerment. Since 2005, Purple Purse has aimed at raising funds for hundreds of national, state and local domestic violence organizations in the United States. The campaign provides life-altering services for domestic abuse survivors, helping them acquire the much-needed financial knowledge, skills and resources in order

Real Life

Letters from the Larmours: An Outsider’s Look into the Countries Banned by the Trump Administration

Meet the Larmours. A British-Irish family consisting of Kirsty, her husband Tommy and their two daughters, Saffy and Indy. Kirsty and her family have lived all around the world for many years and for the past 10 years, they’ve lived in the Middle East. Having visited countries in the Middle East like Syria, Iran and the UAE and experiencing first-hand the true essence of the Middle East and Islam, Kirsty felt the need to share her

Race

The Psychology Behind Racism

Racism: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race. For hundreds of years race has played a huge role in how people have been treated and perceived. From the European colonization in Africa in the 1880s to the forced incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, skin color has seemed to trigger a series of negative emotions and behaviors that

Feminism

Jane Fonda Bravely Reveals Rape and Sexual Abuse Story

Jane Fonda, star of the hit web-television series “Grace and Frankie” alongside Lily Tomlin reveals that she is a rape and sexual abuse survivor. In an interview with Academy Award winner Brie Larson published in Net-a-porter Magazine, Fonda shared her experiences as a child growing up in a “patriarchal belief system.” Fonda expressed to Larson that she felt “diminished”, given that she grew up in the 50’s where feminism was not as popular or appreciated as

International

Gender Roles Can Be Detrimental, Everywhere

After running out of luck with figuring out what to write about for my next article, I turned to one of my best friends and asked for help. She instantly told me to write about the existing gender roles, here at home. Which would be Kuwait. A society, just like many others whose people abide by the societal norms, especially when it comes gender/sex. Kuwait is a tiny nation located in the heart of the

Real Life

What’s The Deal with Online Friendships?

The rise of the Internet has allowed us to gain access to countless numbers of websites, videos, music, games…etc. The introduction of newly developed websites (and apps) has really enabled us to dive into a world way out of our control, which is both entirely exciting and terrifying. All of our parents have mostly likely told us to use the Internet responsibly and to not engage in any conversation with people we don’t know, and most

Real Life

It’s Time To Stop Belittling Teenagers

From the time we’re really young, especially when we start becoming aware of our surroundings, we’ve been shackled by the restrictions of age. “You can’t do this because you’re too young” “You’re not old enough to do that yet.” So, we begin to count the days until we’re “old enough” to do whatever we want and that stage begins when we hit our teenage years. We look forward to more freedom, understanding and opportunity, but really,

Mental Health

Why Demi Lovato’s Advocacy for Mental Health Is Important

Demetria Devonne Lovato, otherwise known as Demi Lovato is a renowned multi platinum, grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and actress. Widely known for her roles in Disney’s Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance as well as her astounding vocals, Lovato has had her fair share of personal struggles and overwhelming pressures. At just 18, she was admitted into Timberline Knolls, a treatment center based in Illinois for self-harm, bulimia, substance abuse and depression. She later on was diagnosed

Real Life

This Is Life Through the Lens of a Muslim Girl

When the words “Muslim” or “Islam” are spoken, a surge of preconceived notions which are usually negative, begin to overflow and we are left blinded by what society has conditioned us to believe. As an 18 year old Muslim girl, my family and I have had our fair share of unpleasant stares, lengthy pat downs and different treatment. With the recent increase in bigotry, prejudice and discrimination, I felt like the world needed a brand

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