Mexicana baila para combatir sus monstruos machistas

Entre lágrimas y miradas profundas, María Verónica Romero, de 43 años, recuerda cómo su ex-esposo abusaba de ella psicológicamente y físicamente por años desde México hasta su nuevo hogar en Queens. Fué ahí que encontró apoyo para superar los abusos, pero no gracias a instituciones de ayuda contra la violencia, sino a través de la […]

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A photograph’s connection

On May 30, 2013, I visited the Mosque of Amr ibn al-As, the first mosque built in Africa. I went along with a few colleagues of mine who were also international students on an internship in Egypt; our internship consisted in visiting different places inside and outside Cairo. On that day, after walking around the […]

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What are you up to, Egypt?

The last six weeks that I have been living in Egypt, the ambient has been frantic due to Cairo´s nonstop city life; however, despite the daily chaos, life in Cairo has been safe and tranquil. Yet, since my arrival I have discovered the unrest of half the population in Egypt toward its current president, Mohammed […]

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Al Moe´z Street: discover Cairo

If you are traveling around Cairo, a must-see area is Al-Moez Street, one of the hidden beauties in the city. It is the oldest main street in Islamic Cairo, and holds several mosques established in the Fatimid era, which served as schools, hospitals and an orphanage. The first mosque on the street is Al-Azhar Mosque, […]

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Kids from the block: Nasr City

First time I interacted with Ahmad Hatem, 14, was at the convenience store below my apartment. I was trying to communicate with the owner by making hand movements as if I were a bee since I wanted to buy honey. I had found a golden jar which appeared to be honey, but by any means, […]

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