Voices Carry: The Role of Women in North African Revolutions

Originally published in the April 2011 edition of Italianieuropei. Civil uprisings exploded across the Middle East and North Africa in the past few months. Protests in Tunisia spurred a chain reaction. Ignited by the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed college student who set himself on fire in front of a government building after the … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Shaking the Tree: Film ‘Lemon Tree’ Unites Two Women from Palestine & Israel

Arab culture has always captivated me.  In college, I took classes on gender and Islam, Arab women’s movements and Middle Eastern History; classes which opened my eyes to diverse cultures and perspectives.  People possess passionate opinions about the ongoing conflict between Palestine and Israel.  With so much chaos and oppression, observers as well as those … Continue reading