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“ABCedarian”- The More We Know, The More We Don’t Know

Words Arwa A.   Photograph Fatema A. I like fancy prose and fancier chocolate, neuroscience and anthropology but most especially, blue; the hue of the world at its edges and in its depths, the tint of longing for the distances you never arrive in. ABCedarian…

July 1, 2017
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“ABCedarian”- I Bend So I Don’t Break

Words Zahra K.   Photograph Alifiya S and Fatema A. By qualification I am a Home-Science graduate with a specialization in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Nirmala Niketan College of Home-Science, Mumbai. 6 years after I left college and 4 years after I got married, I…

June 23, 2017
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“ABCedarian”- Two Tongues Are Better Than One

Words Sakina M.   Photograph Fatema A.  Sakina Behn is a student currently living in New Jersey, USA. Creator of @rida.apparel, she hopes to inspire behno with her love for fashion. Her immense passion for art, literature, politics, and fashion shape her identity as a…

June 13, 2017
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“ABCedarian”- Mind Over Batter

Words Batul S.   Photograph Fatema A. Batul S., bless her sweet soul, is a harbinger of peculiar muscle spasms. Bubbly, bouncy and of course, beautiful, the ‘B’ words that make her and her name. ABCedarian Theme Foreword: Abecedarian – defined as a person who is…

June 10, 2017
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The Shubbak of Jamea

Words Sakina M and Mariam Y.  Photograph Mariam Y. The time we wait for, Throughout the year, Is the one nazar of Moula, Through the shubbak of Jamea.   Burying our heads deep in our books, But in our hearts, we all know  We’ll sail…

June 8, 2017
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AmeRIDAnized

Words Insiya K.   Illustration Fatema P (cosmicweavers).  I currently reside in sunny California and I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. To be rawfully honest, I have yet to nail my passion, my voice and my role in this world. To…

June 3, 2017
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Han Sai Por

Words Sakina N.   Photograph Han Sai Por I absolutely love the arts, specifically, the Italian Renaissance, have a love – hate relationship with the Arabic language and am extremely passionate about stickers, socks, animals and plants! ABOUT: This installation, Black Forest 2016, is part…

May 30, 2017
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First Comment, First Dislike

Words Arwa P.  Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Foreword Zahabiya H. Foreword: We’ve all heard the rhetoric. A veil, a headscarf, it’s all a form of keeping us bowed. Bound. But what needs to be revealed is not our heads or our limbs but our minds and…

May 27, 2017
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Never Lose Hope

Words Mariam Moiz S.   Illustration Fatema A. (cosmicweavers) Foreword Zahabiyah H. Foreword Turbulence.  Struggles take on many forms but the hardest ones are the ones where there is nothing you can do but wait. Wait for a solution, wait for change, just wait. That’s when…

May 20, 2017
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Who am I?

Words Zahra K.   Photograph Tasneem J. (tjphotography) Foreword Zahabiyah H. By qualification I am a Home-Science graduate with a specialization in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics from Nirmala Niketan College of Home-Science, Mumbai. 6 years after I left college and 4 years after I got married,…

May 20, 2017