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Art

Maternal Kiss by Mary Cassatt

Words Zahra K.   Header Credits Google. To my daughter, The apple of my eyes, my sunshine. When you came into this world I wanted to protect you with all I had. Those tiny eyes beaming at me with love, little fingers hands and feet, you were…

April 13, 2019
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Art

Etel Adnan

Words Zahabiya.   Header Credits Google. The problem was that it was in a square and quite a popular one at that. It wasn’t like in a restaurant, or a concert or even a church – most public places involved an element of either sitting down or…

April 7, 2019
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Art

Old Banksia Tree by Margaret Preston

Words Sakina N.   Header Credits Google. Deman was tired. It had been a long and harrowing day. Her roots were parched and her branches stiff. She longed for a sip of water but unfortunately, summer had yet to come to an end. How she dreamt of…

March 30, 2019
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Art

In The Loge by Mary Cassatt

Words Sakina M.   Header Credits Google. We are kicking off a new round of blog posts and this time we’ve focused on how art inspires art. Our next month’s pieces will take as their inspiration female artists and their work. Our own female artists, our writers,…

March 25, 2019
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Guest Blog

Habits

Words Zahabiya.   Digital Art Sakina K. Good habits are, as I’m sure you’ll agree, hard to make and easy to break. I don’t have children, but I understand it’s even harder to get kids to make them. By that logic, I suppose it’s even harder to…

March 25, 2018
Children, our future
Guest Blog

Children – Our Future, Our Legacy

Words Arva M.   Photograph Alifiya S. 

For many of us, our children made our lives more purposeful, gave us direction and for all of us they brought immense joy. Parents give birth to a child and the child gives birth to her parents. It thus follows…

March 22, 2018
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Fiction

Fiction – ‘We will meet again’

Words Sakeenah N.   Digital Art Sakina K. Prologue -11.02 19th July- He said, ‘I want you to disappear.’ I said, ‘I believe we will meet again. Even if you don’t.’ He said, ‘This could have been true. But I don’t care’ I said, ‘It doesn’t matter,…

March 20, 2018
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Guest Blog

Historian in a Rida

Words Arwa H.   Digital Photograph Alifiya S. I was the last one in my school grade to start wearing a rida, with none of my school friends wearing one to school. Amma gave me a choice; knowing the issues teenage girls already have, that I could…

March 20, 2018
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Women

In Conversation with: Zahra ben Ammar

Photographs and Words Zahra Ammar. Foreword With a background in Economics, Finance and English, she passionately doodles on any surface, weaves threads and is in love with paper and food. She loves the versatility and form that paper has to offer. In her own way,…

February 25, 2018
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Blog

“View From My Window” – Winter Wonderland

Words Batul S.    Photograph Alifiya M.   I live in sunny Singapore. On this tiny island home, we are blessed with summer heat and blooming flowers for the better part of the year. But towards the end of our yearly tour ‘round the sun, we welcome…

February 24, 2018