Alia Soliman

Age is Just a Number: Dalia Akram on Becoming a Ballerina at 49

Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year young.…

Age is Just a Number: Nagwa Ghorab: Diving Back into the pool at 76

Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year young.With…

نهوت علي: موديل بمواصفات مختلفة 

ترجمة: نوران العشري إن البنت تبقى موديل ده في الغالب بيحتاج مواصفات محددة وبنلاقي صورة معينة اترسمت في دماغنا لما نسمع كلمة “موديل” بس نهوت علي كسرت كل القواعد والصور دي لما قررت تبقى موديل لأول مرة وهي عندها 48 سنة.    أول صورة شفناها لنهوت كانت من كواليس جلسة تصوير المصمم مهند كوجاك وقالت…

سن الإنجاز مش سن اليأس: بطلات حققوا أحلامهم بعد ال50

ترجمة: نوران العشري  السؤال عن السن غالبًا بيبقى قرار صعب وجايز تتردد قبل ما تاخده وتحرج نفسك أو تحرج الشخص اللي قدامك. بس لو السؤال موجه لستات رياضيات قويات  لقوا حرية جديدة في سن كبير، الإجابة دايمًا هتطلع بفخر وحب لسن الخمسين والستين والسبعين اللي هم فيه.. لأنه مش عيب علي سنك… بمايوه سباحة وعجلة…

How Nahawet Started Modelling at 48

In her Instagram profile bio she writes a quote: “Some people age like fine wine”. Sometimes, fashion and beauty brands put the focus on style icons of a certain age. But Nahawet Aly breaks all stereo­types by modelling for the first time in her life at forty-eight, while rocking her natural grey hair. We first…

Age is Just a Number: Inspiring Women Starting to Crush Their Sports at 40+

  Have you ever been hesitant to ask someone about their age? It might just be the elephant in the room. Well, maybe it won’t be when we you are talking to confident, triumph-oriented female athletes who found new freedom in their older age, and are proud of the number 50+, 60+ and 70+ year…

Natural Beauty is just a Click Away: Lydia Schoonderbeek’s Source Beauty taking the Industry by Storm

A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields.   A platform led by women for women and the first online beauty portal in Egypt,…

Through The lens: Marwa Abou Leila on Photopia the Ultimate Photographer’s Hub

(Photo: ABDALLA SABRY) A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields. Helping photo enthusiasts use their lens to follow their passion, Marwa…

How Nayrouz AbouZeid PR Trailblazer Sticks to her own ‘Book of Rules’

A few years ago, we started bringing together successful Egyptian women, under one roof as part of our #Hanefra7BikiEmta campaign and now we decided to extend this into a series of articles highlighting some of the most successful women across diverse fields. When it comes to female Entrepreneurs, Nayrouz AbouZeid, owner and managing director of…

عن الجمال الطبيعي والتنوع:الجمال مش شعر مفرود وبشرة فاتحة!

ترجمة: تسنيم عبدالله  لما مصممة الأزياء القبلية آمنة الشاندويلي،كان عندها اتناشر سنة، كانت بتجمع مجلات الفاشون والموضة. وبتعمل من قماش الستائر بتاع مامتها لبس علشان اللعب بتاعتها؛ فكان من الطبيعي جداً إنها لما تكبر تبقى مصممة أزياء. و آمنة بتبص على البنات اللي علي المجلات دي وهي صغيرة، كانت بتسأل مامتها “ليه كل البنات دي…

On Genuine Beauty & Diversity

When Egyptian tribal wear fashion designer Amna El Shandaweely was twelve years old, she started collecting fashion magazines. For a child, who used her mother’s curtains to redesign her doll’s outfits, becoming a designer was only the natural sequence. Browsing the covers of those magazines little Amna would ask her mother “Why do ALL these…

Mariam Naoum: Authenticity is key to Egyptian women portrayal in the media

Think of the last Ramadan TV series you binge-watched on; was it “A girl named Zat”, “Segn El Nessa” or “Taht El Saytara”? What all these TV series have in common, is the authenticity & focus on portraying real Egyptian women struggles. These two elements are one of the many reasons why Mariam Naoum’s work…

إنجي المقدّم “الست الصعيدية شخصيتها قوية وصوتها مسموع “

  بعد دورها ك “صوفيا” في مسلسل ليالي أوجيني اللي حقق نجاح باهر في رمضان 2018، إنجي المقدم بتتحدى نفسها وبتثبت قدراتها التمثيلية وموهبتها اللي فرضت نفسها بجدارة في سباق رمضان ،2019 بدور جديد ومختلف وبلهجة صعيدية في مسلسل “ولد الغلابة”، بشخصية “صفيّة” الست الصعيدية، القوية، اللي لفتت إنتباه المشاهدين بقوّتها، وصلابتها، وثورتها على ظروفها…

Ostor Bentak we want to fast Campaign! Victim blaming like no other?

On the first day of Ramadan, we woke up to a trending social media hashtag that calls on men to “cover up” their daughters during the holy month, so that people or men could fast “properly”. The campaign Ostor Bentak #استر بنتك, is problematic on so many levels, but first things first, is Ogling &…