My.Kali: Challenging gender norms across the Arab world
11 June 2021 | 3:08 pm
Traditional gender norms dominate societies across the Middle East and North Africa, but young people who don't easily fit into well-established identities are increasingly speaking out. From Iraq to Tunisia, non-binary voices are demanding a platform and online magazines like My.Kali play a central role in helping to forge empowered non-conformist communities. We discuss queer culture, activism and community in the Arab world with Khalid Abdel-Hadi, the publication's editor-in-chief.
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