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Humanity transcends

In the Greenaway Art Gallery GAGPROJECTS exhibit at Art Dubai 2015, four circles of equivalent size were hung on a wall. These were Persian daf, drums made from goatskin stretched over wooden frames, which had been re-imagined as light-boxes by the artist Nasim Nasr. Each goatskin drum became a canvas for a different image, with [...]

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من أجل نسويّة فاعلة

د. باميلا شرابيّة ~~تركّز عدّة دراسات حاليًّا وخاصّةً منذ بدء ما سمّي بالربيع العربيّ، على مكانة المرأة بشكلٍ عامّ، والنسويّة بشكل خاصّ، في سياق الحرب والاحتلال العسكريّ والنزاع الأهليّ في بلدان المشرق العربيّ. أذكر على سبيل المثال: أمل عميرة، أميرة يوسف بدري، داليا سعيد مصطفى، دينا جورجيس، هيفاء زنكنة، إلخ. تعكس هذه الدراسات التزاماً عميقاً [...]

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“Watte Sawtik !! Skete !! Khrasse!!” وطي صوتك ! سكتي ! خرسي – The Culture of Silence

“Keep your suffering locked in your heart; unveiled suffering is scandal and dishonor”. “Behind every great man is a woman”. “A woman’s weapon is her tears”. “Sois belle et tais-toi!” Most women in Lebanon and Western Asia are taught to be powerless, docile, weak, to serve and obey, to be followers not leaders, to be [...]

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Battered …Still Undefeated

To wear your love… Thorns that crown my head and glide your ring… A noose around my neck To bear your seed… A burden in my womb To carve your name… A curse upon my tomb.   To share your faith But demonize your God And quench this thirst That I have long begot.   [...]

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Women… Bring Back Love!

I thought you would never know my fears… My darkness and those places in between… Battered, rejected, ignored, undeserving of your sight Voiceless, locked under armors of discipline and social politeness Motionless, restrained movements, tied up with dos and don’ts Separated from within: soul, mind, and body Ripped away from the inner self How can [...]

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Every Woman/Human Being Makes a Difference

“International Women’s Day” (March 8) will be celebrated this year in many countries around the world, including Lebanon and Western Asia. This Day recognizes women for their achievements, their struggles and their diversity. It is also an occasion for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women, while diligently reminding [...]

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