My cause is beyond men and women. Beyond feminism. My novel is a call for Humanity. It’s about the human being, whether a male or a female. It’s about the limiting beliefs and lack of freedom we suffer from in Egypt and worldwide. If you are a parent you will find yourself within its pages. If you’re a young adult you will find it expressing what you wished to cry out and couldn’t.
One of my favourite interviews. Mixing it with laughters, Lamia Tamam pinpointed serious issues in our community. Fatherhood isn’t limited to financial duties and children do need to be raised by both parents . Mothers are role models, they ought to watch themselves and be aware of the model they are leaving for their children.
My public speech at Passion to Profit Conference 2016
A dream that came true. It wasn’t easy, yet it was simple!
Fabulous Veils reveals the different sorts oppression people suffer from on all social standards. A call for governmental actions is mandatory, especially in support of the vulnerable groups who suffer the most.
Raising our children to know what they want is the first step to bring out adults who stand against oppression. We need to allow and encourage them to make their own choices and handle the consequences. And by trial and error they will learn to make better choices and their characters will evolve way beyond oppression.
Fabulous Veils highlights the agony and suffer of the Helps working in the majority of Egyptian houses. It isn’t just a call for compassion, it’s a call for an action. The community needs to stand against the humiliation of helps in all houses.
Men and women were created equal. Our culture that women are less must change. Change should start from home, by teaching our children that boys and girls are equally important.
“Women are strong. They can be whatever they want to be and most importantly they can be independent.”
Fabulous Veils isn’t a call for women’s rights. The novel is inspired from true stories and displays the oppression of both men and women in Egypt. Whether it’s originated from false religious beliefs, rotten traditions, or norms the results are the same; a generation of oppressed youth. The novel is a call for reflection and self-correction.
Fabulous Veils is not a feminist novel. It isn’t a call to empower women. It’s a call for discussion, for re-examination and reconsideration for our beliefs, our traditions and our frames of reference. It’s a call for a conversation between both men and women to start a healthy partnership for an Egyptian revival.