Author: Joelle

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How Elastic Is The Human Body?

On a recent trip to New York, I visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). There I wandered the Museum’s various galleries of permanent collections, and exhibitions, covering paintings, sculptures, drawings,...

Expressing Sexuality Through Art

To commemorate World Sexual Health Day (September 4), an art exhibit entitled “Good Sex/ Bad Sex/ No Sex/ Your Sex” was held at AltCity, in Hamra. “Sexuality is such a...

Industries Shaping Women's Self-Esteem

Industries Shaping Women’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is what a person thinks of their own self-worth. It includes beliefs and emotions, and is reflected by behavior. In today’s world, girls and women are supposed to follow...

Holocene

Be still every single body part of mine. Bon Iver, one of my favorite artists, has released a new music video for his latest single “Holocene”, taken from his upcoming...

Notes On Disillusionment

Disillusionment comes with an overwhelming sense of disappointment that lingers until you realize that the dissipation of the cloud over your comforting convictions is actually liberating.

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

How To Fight Disaster Capitalism

I watched The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, an insightful 65-minute talk that investigative journalist and author Naomi Klein gave on May 19, 2008 in London, plus a 10-minute interview with Klein, introducing the...

Deconstructing Sexual Harassment

One of the challenges of addressing sexual harassment is that it is, to a large extent, hard to define. It could be reduced to “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual...

Like Ghosts Haunting A Revolving Door

People aren’t ours to keep. Driven by love, hate and everything in between and beyond, they walk in and out of our lives like ghosts haunting a revolving door, and...

What is sexual harassment?

Speak Up Against Sexual Harassment

This illustration is my contribution to the blogging and tweeting day against sexual harassment and gender-based violence, a call to action on June 20 initiated by activists in Egypt. In Lebanon,...

Silent demo in front of Saudi Embassy in Beirut in support of #Women2Drive

In Solidarity With Saudi Women Daring To Drive

On June 17, 2011, tens of people gathered in front of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut in solidarity with Saudi women who defied the ultra-conservative Kingdom’s rule against women being able to...