Posts tagged Nasawiya
Hello friends! On Monday, January 17, I will be turning twenty-nine. W00t! This year, I am asking you for a special wish that will make me and my loved ones (you) very happy. Instead of buying me gifts and wishing me happy birthday on my Facebook wall, please consider donating a book to the newly-formed Nasawiya Library of awesome activist resources.
If you are in Lebanon, head down to a bookstore this weekend and buy a book (you can still gift-wrap it) or if you are abroad, please order using the Antoine Online bookstore and they will deliver to Nasawiya (heik you don’t have to pay shipping charges). That way we fill up the library with some great books for me and all of our activists to read. #creativefundraising
Here are a few suggestions with links to help you out. Or pick something you think our library should have of your own choosing and *cough* make sure it’s exchangeable *cough.* Oh, and email me or message me on FB when you’ve done so, so I can make sure it arrives at the Nouse. My goal is 29 books!
The Nasawiya address to use is: 1st floor, Braidi Building, Chahrouri Area, Achrafieh. Facing Laure Moghaizel School for Girls. Telephone: 01 216 984.
Or you can just send me a gift certificate and I’ll buy the book with it.
Thank you very much! And Happy Birthday to me
I just finished customizing the otherwise bland WordPress theme (Impulse from WPZoom.com) and SawtAlNiswa.com is looking good! Also check out my first post there, a photo I took in Hamra of a new slimming capsule for women called “Starvex.” True (and sad) story.
The very talented (and extremely sweet) Maya Zankoul gave us a workshop at Nasawiya on how to express our feelings & document our everyday life through illustration. Those of us (like me) who lack the talent and finesse can still use basic drawings to deliver messages. It is not the sophistication of the artwork but the ability to communicate a message powerfully that counts. During the workshop, Maya asked us to draw an incident that bugged us, so I drew a true story that happened to me & Ran last week. Yes, 3am darib 3ala Maya Zankoul Enjoy!
Some pics taken by the awesome @69mirs from @naeema‘s fantastic workshop on optimizing images for the web at Nasawiya happening live right now. Special thanks to @monajem and @smexbeirut for lending us the projector.
As you know, I am a little obsessed with WordPress and will be giving workshops and tutorials to friends & fellow activists. As part of building a Gender & IT program at @Nasawiya, the feminist collective, we are kicking off this Saturday, February 6 with a WordPress training. It’s free, you can learn more & sign up here.
Truth be told, the purpose of the training is to upgrade the nasawiya.org website to wordpress
The training is will take place at the IndyACT office in Mar Mikhael (call 01-447192 for directions) with a wireless connection for those of you who want to try out features during the workshop. To register, please email email@example.com with a little bit about you. We have 15 places available and priority goes to young women and young activists of both or neither gender.
Within hours of my posting a blog on Top 12 Reasons Why the Billboard Campaign, “Sois Belle et Vote,” Is Offensive to Women, I had already received more comments, phone calls, and messages than any time I’d ever done anything feminist before. This is undoubtedly because it was the first time I made feminist remarks against Lebanon’s politics in a targeted manner besides “all Lebanese politics sucks.”
The post spread more widely than I initially thought it would and attracted both the supportive and the angry. If you browse through the comments on the post, you will see some very pointless, angry, ad hominem arguments, which I really don’t know how to (or if I should) respond to. It got me thinking.