Farah Bassyouni

Persepolis Film

Persepolis is a Timeless Love Letter to Cross-Cultural Middle Easterners

She is a punk-loving, rebellious teenager; one who does not fit into the cultural dichotomy of growing up in pre and post-revolution Iran. She is Persepolis’s young Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis is an animated movie based on Satrapi’s award-winning graphic novel, that walks her eager audience through her coming of age years during the Iranian Revolution,…

Catching up with Lamaan on Healing Trauma & Cutting the Crap!

We sat down with the powerful Lamaan, host of the Cut The Crap podcast, founder of Stashbags, and life and health coach. She’s had amazing guests on her podcast, and definitely does not shy away from difficult conversations and topics. She sheds light on issues of self-love, productivity, societal expectations, and so much more. We’re…

Bassant Maximus: Fashion Designer by Day, Thrifting Queen by Night!

Bassant Maximus is an influential fashion designer who manages a Cairo-based fashion brand called BelTafseel. She’s also the amazing woman behind The Washed Out Label, where people can shop for recycled and hand-picked upcycled thrift items that are made by Bassant Maximus herself! Alongside teaching online fashion design courses, Bassant Maximus has a large social…

May Calamawy

5 Reasons Why We Love May Calamawy!

May Calamawy is an Egyptian-Palestinian actress. She was born in Bahrain and moved to Boston, Massachusetts to earn a B.A in theatre arts after graduating high school. She has since then notably appeared in Djinn, the first horror movie produced in the U.AE., and Ramy, an award-winning comedy-drama series about American Muslims. Just recently, she…

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