Attraction and beauty in the Middle East (editorial piece)

Hey guys, today I wanted to discuss the characteristics and attributes of the female Arab body. Furthermore, I wanted to explore how our body types are distinct from the Western ideals that are more prevalent on popular media channels. This is, of course, an opinion piece that aims to critically analyze how our culture despite…

A Case for Fitness Instead of Dieting Culture in Lebanon

Lebanese Women and Diet Culture In Lebanon, women often partake in an unregulated and highly problematic diet culture in order to look attractive. Whereas there is no singular particular aesthetic that women try to achieve as being curvy is also desired here, the culture of calorie restriction, long stretches of cardio and diet plans is…

How practicing yoga daily for 3 months made me way happier.

Since last time I wrote on here, my passion towards yoga has grown exponentially. I definitely feel like a happier and more balanced version of myself. I set aside time for myself to practice at least twice a day. I am definitely the kind of person who has a tendency towards obsession. I remember when I…

Reasons why I love bodybuilding

Here are the three main reasons why I enjoy lifting weights:   1) I enjoy feeling relaxed and stress-free. While I lift weights, I do not think about anything other than my muscles contracting. Finishing a set feels extremely rewarding.   2) I enjoy looking fit. I like walking around feeling confident about the way…