There she was, sitting in a sweltering sitting room in Cairo, her scarred face haloed by her Islamic headscarf, her pregnant belly pushing out a bit, her 18-year-old hands resting lightly in her lap. Her name is Ghada, and she is one of the bravest women I have ever met.
“America,” “affordable,” and “health care” — three terms that just don’t seem to go together.
None of us saw it coming. It was a cold November afternoon in a Berlin. We were huddled around four scratched-up tables practicing German. The topic was rent hikes caused [...]
Once upon a time, there was a young painter named Mona Shomali. Her brown eyes glowed like candied almonds and her smile came together like a vanquished orange slice. She laughed [...]
Welcome to Meine Kleine Farm (My little farm), where you actually get to meet the meat you’re going to eat. Seriously, say hello to the cute piggy face on your [...]
Carl Rana, like many only children, is pointedly self-assured. “My mother would not know how to use a computer if I didn’t, like, tell her all how to use it,” [...]
As the Occupy Wall Street movement called for worldwide protests demanding more social equality to mark Labor Day, Future Challenges spoke with three prominent members of the anti-greed movement that [...]
When I first met her in Cairo, Samira Ibrahim was wearing a swimsuit. Under her clothes. All the time. Ibrahim had regularly joined the 2011 demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square [...]
Opposition parties that effectively ousted decades-old regimes are now battling their way toward self-governance. Despite throwback by Assad’s regime, Syrian opposition parties are also thinking ahead. Ausama Monajed, senior advisor [...]