Interviews about rights of women in Egypt – Hopes and Aspirations
Since the Arab Spring, Egypt has become a country that has got the attention of the entire world. The fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime supposed the starting point of a new age for Egyptian society. In a country that has suffered many changes lately, one of the hot issues is the gender system and women’s rights. Nevertheless, how do women live there? What about their thoughts and feelings?
Therefore, in order to answer these questions, this little initiative aims to make us approach (from outside) to that reality through experiences of some women who want to share their stories, thereby learning from their impressions, thoughts and feelings. These are the stories of two of them.
Maryam Massoud (35 years old) specialized in Science during high school, graduated top of her class in art direction from Fine Arts in 2003, started an English-teaching career in 2005 and joined the American University in Cairo in 2008. The same year when she embarked on her journey in self development and spirituality, for a fellowship in Teaching English as a Foreign Language of which she graduated in 2010. Although she is now a teacher trainer and testing expert in her field, her heart has led her to make a career shift into self-development and spirituality, where her work will help focus in a more direct manner on creating change in Egypt.
MARYAM: “MY HEART AND MY TRUTH TOLD ME THAT I AM A LIBERAL PERSON, THAT I AM A FREE SPIRIT, THAT I LOVE BEAUTY AND I LOVE FEMININITY. I LOVE JUST BEING FREE”