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I wish I’m a believer

This is quite random: I wish I’m a believer. I wish I could pray right now, and pray for those who are suffering, for those who are ill, or those who are fighting death. I wish I can pray for those who have lost their jobs and their hopes. For those who are trying to […]

Back to basic wordpress plan

This isn’t a big deal, but I just want to inform you that I will no longer pay for my blog here at wordpress, and the site address will no longer be strawberryfields.blog. I’m not sure yet what’s the new URL will be, but will definitely be something dot wordpress dot com. I know it […]

Women can do any job

I found this on UN Women page on Instagram, and I thought it’s worth sharing: Women and girls can do any job–and as we progress into the future, they continue to defy gender roles in various male-dominated industries. .Like many young, educated Lebanese women today, Sandy is creating new and innovative opportunities for self-employment by […]

New year, nothing new

So the new year started yesterday. And so well it started: by a terrorist attack in Istanbul. Isn’t it great? the way the new year starts? We’re all hungover the next day, unable to do anything, but cope with the disastrous news of the expansion of terrorism through out Europe and the Middle East. And […]

عابدي اللحمة (The worshipers of meat)

English follows: قال بقرفو من الصراصير وبموتو برب القريدس . زي كيف بالهند بعبدو البقرة، احنا منحب الكلاب. وبالصين بوكلو الكلاب.قبل متحكمو، حاسبو حالكو قبل. شعب موجهن. واللي برجع بقول عن حالو نباتي وبوكل سمك بدي اصفقو كف.   They’re disgusted by cockroaches, but adore shrimps. Like in India they worships cows, we love dogs. […]

Their Independence is our Nakba

Nakba = Catastrophe in Arabic (or as I refer to it: the Palestinian Holocaust). I don’t know how anyone would think it’s fair that we, the Palestinians living in Israel, have to acknowledge the Israeli day of Independence. What should I feel when I see the Israeli flags hanging in every corner? Why can’t we remember and […]

A struggling editor looking for writers

I’ve been in contact with  Mahmoud Mansi for few years now.  Mr. Mansi is a writer, a poet, an artist, a founder, and a very handsome Egyptian man. He’s the kind of man that would take chances on things that don’t even make sense, yet they make a change and a difference in society. For so […]

I Am Not a Stereotype

Originally posted on Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit:
I am not a Stereotype Stereotypes Hurt.  No More Labels!! Women of all colors, races, religions ethnic groups and nationalities face double jeopardy. I will not be defined by the narrow conventions of your mangled mind. Me and Patti LaBelle got a new attitude. http://youtu.be/7jHToFiZuSU I…

Liebster Award

I was nominated to this Liebster award by the awesome blogger of PEACELOVEANUNITY. Now I have to answer 11 questions, nominate 11 blogs/bloggers and make 11 questions for the nominees. It sounds like fun. To answer PEACELOVEANUNITY questions: 1. What is one weird thing you believed in as a child? – That dead people are watching […]

Help Build Khashabi Ensemble Theatre

I’m going to dedicate this post to support local artists I know. I studied theatre with them and they deserve all kind recognition and support, after their hard work. They are young, ambitious, innovative, creative, talented and confident. And, they need your help. Help build Khashabi Ensemble Theatre This is what they have to say: […]

This is why I’m not going to wish you a Happy New Year

A beautiful piece written by my dear friend Sawsan.

You need to be smart for a smartphone

Smartphones have taken over our lives. And sometimes I wish we never had them.  They made our lives easier, but difficult to handle at the same time. And sometimes we think, yes we’re better off without them. Do you remember in the science fiction movies some decades ago, when they had this little device that […]