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Like Narcissus we all Drown in our Selves Sometimes…

I watched 'Wonder' based on the novel by the same name on a plane; then I binge-watched season two of 'Working Moms' on Netflix to overcome my jetlag. Oddly, they stacked up nicely with a book I'm re-reading called 'Ways of Seeing', by John Berger. They link Narcissism, defense mechanisms and the common desire to… Continue reading Like Narcissus we all Drown in our Selves Sometimes…

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The 10 Year Challenge: How Parenting Changes the Bigger Picture

Now that I am a [very tired] mother. I see the world better. My eyes are half the size they were, I need two different glasses to survive 24hrs, and yet, I have never seen more clearly the fragility and agility of our life. I see how strenuous and serendipitous it is to raise human… Continue reading The 10 Year Challenge: How Parenting Changes the Bigger Picture

equality, raising girls, Uncategorized, women

Words as Weapons

Words are weapons of mass destruction. I am going to pile a bunch of words together to make two obvious hastily generalising remarks. They may appear disjointed at first, but I will work my way to conjoining them in a stream-of-consciousness-type narrative eventually. Women are complacent in perpetuating a patriarchal world. Patriarchy sucks hard for men too… Continue reading Words as Weapons

Arabic content, Arabic Drama TV, Arabic TV, Uncategorized

Blaming the Past is a Story that Never Gets Old – so Let’s Actually Tell it

In the collective narrative of humanity, there are few character story revelations & motivators verily insightful than what is known in the content world as 'backstory': What is known to the rest of us as 'how my parents and upbringing is to blame for everything'. For a culture that is fully invested in the family… Continue reading Blaming the Past is a Story that Never Gets Old – so Let’s Actually Tell it

Arabic TV, equality, raising girls, Uncategorized, women, Women on TV

This Revolution Should Be Televised: In Search of [the Right] Heroines Part 7,567

Much like life, TV viewing sometimes begs the question: If you have to choose - would you go for content that is authentic or idealistic? In life, what to do when living authentically doesn't comply with the very trendy notion of impersonating how you ideally want to be? My peers will know that this notion of… Continue reading This Revolution Should Be Televised: In Search of [the Right] Heroines Part 7,567

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Seeing is Believing: In Search of [The Right] Heroines Part II

Speaking of finding the right female voices that I would like my daughter exposed to, I have been thinking a lot about aspirational women and how often (or not) we, in the Arab region, are given the opportunity to truly see them, hear them and, more importantly, to relate to their experience and aspire to be… Continue reading Seeing is Believing: In Search of [The Right] Heroines Part II