Sisterhood

You are all beautiful You are all courage You are all awareness You are a force wrapped in Grace. A light tinged with sadness. A comfort edged with knowledge. History touched by wisdom. Insight driven by intuition. Intelligence beside humour. Bright eyes washed by tears. Nature and nurture side by side, you are the first,…

Blinking in the light: taking cancer personally.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer April 2013 in Gaza, after days spent wrestling with over exuberant porters, Egyptian Intelligence and army at the Rafah border, this was not the outcome I expected. Two ultrasounds and a rather barbaric mammogram later i wandered out of the clinic in Gaza, bemused and dazed. I sat on the…

Sexual abuse of women in Egypt ~ by Vanessa Beeley

Ahmed el Fiky is a young, aspiring author residing in Cairo, Egypt.  His first book, Operation 9/11,  written as a 24 year old investigated the truth behind the 9/11 attacks and the ensuing war on Iraq.  His painstakingly researched fictional work received considerable acclaim and persuaded Ahmed to consider a second book on a subject…

How to Fight Western Propaganda ~ by Andre Vltchek

First they manufacture monstrous lies, and then they tell us that we should be objective! Is love objective; is passion? Are dreams defendable, logically and philosophically? When a house is attacked by brigands, when a village is overran by gangsters, when smoke, fire and cries for help are coming from every corner, should we award…

I will not die an unlived life..

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart, until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk…

Look at her…

Che Brandes-Tuka “I withdrew myself from commenting and posting on Facebook for the last couple of months, as I had to attend to other matters and had the feeling I started to have to keep repeating myself, atrocity after atrocity. I felt I reached a limit to how much one can point out the hypocrisy…

Strive to be Happy

“Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever…