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Stigma of Menstruation in Arab Culture

“The active ingredient in period stigma is misogyny” (Lindy West)  Women in many cultures, especially in Arab cultures, are told that menstruation is a shameful topic that should not be discussed publicly, especially in front of men. This stigmatization is

Mental Health in MENA: Is the Stigma Over?

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation” (Glenn Close) How many times have you attempted to discuss your mental health and it was ignored?  Why is mental health deemed less important and trivial compared to

Pandemic stories: Arabs shared what they learned

This pandemic has been a rollercoaster, a year full of chaos and we know we are not the only ones feeling exhausted. Everyone just wants the masks, stay-at-home orders, and lockdowns to end, but this has become the new norm.

Rainbow Railroad: This Canadian organization is saving LGBTQ lives

Rainbow Railroad is a Toronto-based charitable organization that helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals escape from violence and persecution in their home countries. Currently, there are 72 countries where being gay is illegal. In the past, they

8 Middle Eastern drinks that help you beat the heat

As the summer days get hotter, we gravitate towards cool refreshing drinks. But, instead of reaching for the regular iced coffee, or soda, it’s time for everyone to try these refreshing Middle Eastern drinks. Middle Easterners are experts at living

BIPOC mental health: it is important to speak up

Mental health has been a very prevalent topic in recent years and for the right reasons because it is something that so many people struggle with. Just after the pandemic more individuals than ever had faced mental health issues whether

Eid al-Adha: 5 ways to keep the celebrations going

From the Yalla! Let’s Talk family, we would like to wish all Muslims around the world a very joyous and happy Eid al-Adha. With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions easing a bit, families are now able to meet and see each

How to Heal Yourself from Transgenerational Trauma

Mental health and emotional wellbeing is a topic that should be addressed often. With time individuals are starting to discuss anxiety, depression, and even various different disorders, however, transgenerational trauma is something that occurs but is a topic that is

5 Tips That Actually Work To Be An Ally For LGBTQ+ Arabs

Guess what? Being kind and compassionate towards different minority groups is actually free! We asked few LGBTQ+ Arabs how they can best be supported to feel safe and celebrate their identities, and here’s what we came up with: 1. Don’t

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