Identity

5 Influential Black Arab Women You Should Know About

Black History Month is the time of year where we tell the untold stories of Black men and women. we have an opportunity to learn of the historical impact and contribution the black community has had on society.  Dating as

Do we need a “Black Arab History Month”?

As this year’s Black History Month comes to a close, I couldn’t help but wonder if the Arab world needs its own version of “Black History Month”. A month where we can educate our fellow Arabs about the history of

Afro Arabs Discrimination Is Worse Than You Think

*Trigger warning: description of racist events and performances describes below for awareness purposes* History tells us that Afro Arabs discrimination had been happening long ago in the Middle East. Afro Arabs of today are speaking out about how they continue

The Good and Bad of Arab TikTok

TikTok has taken the world of social media apps by a storm. It has beat competitors like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat by being the most used app for the younger generations. Not only that, but it is finally showcasing

Why Men Talk Side By Side, Not Face To Face

“Men talk side by side – Not face to face” said an interviewee on a radio piece about a mental health workshop popping up in a town in Ontario. No, not a workshop for mental health, an actual workshop with

4 ways to improve your mood during quarantine

As we know there are numerous parts of the world right now that are in strict lock down due to the growing spread of the Coronavirus. Although we hope that there will come a time when things will go back

Why I turned my back to the Arab community

The moment the term “Arab Community” is raised in a conversation or is uttered through someone’s lips, I shudder. To me it is both a blessing and a curse, but a toxic bubble I needed so badly to escape from

How Real is the Female Representation in Ramy?

Muslim women don’t get a great rap in Western media. We’re either oppressed or we’re terrorists. I can’t think of an example growing up where I saw a Hijabi on screen representing me in a way I could connect with.

A Poem About Iraq

I worry for a country defined by its wars A country coated in fear And infiltrated with violence Enemies who abuse its vulnerabilities  Tears of thick blood shed by bombs of silence My mother can still hear the sirens  My

Persecution of Muslims by Muslims on TikTok?

How does religious persecution look like in 2021? What if I told you that just because we have technology and religious freedoms, many Muslims till this day are still being persecuted against? And what if I told you that those

5 Ways Gigi and Bella Hadid Embraced their Arabic Roots

The model sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid are not born into your typical Arab household. Their father is a Palestinian Billionaire Mohammad Hadid, and their mother is Dutch Model Yolanda Hadid. When it comes to embracing their Arabic identity the

A Love Letter To The Angry Arab

Dear Angry Arab, I think I understand now. You were never angry with me, I just received the short end of the stick.  I’m not sure what has made you angry all these years and perhaps I will never know.

Tips For Coming Out To Your Arab Parents

This post is written as a resource for LGBTQ+ Arabs in our community. YLT is a safe and inclusive space for all Arabs and Arab-identifying Millennials and Gen Z. We see you and support you through your journey whether you

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