Leila Ettachfini

Religion

This Muslim Sex Educator Believes God Wants Us to Orgasm

The Prophet Muhammad is thought to have been a big advocate of foreplay.
Leila Ettachfini
2.5.20
palestine

The Little-Known History of Palestine's First Rock Band

In the 60s, Al-Bara'em became Palestine's first band to perform original songs in Arabic. Now, a band member's son hopes to preserve their legacy.
Leila Ettachfini
1.30.20
Money

I Went on a Hike That Landed Me With $33,000 in Medical Debt

A few weeks after losing her job at a Utah prison, Bee went on a hike with her husband. One missed step led to a mountain of medical debt that changed her life forever.
Bee F.
1.26.20
Identity

What It's Like When Your Two Home Countries Are on the Brink of War

As an Iranian American, it's devastating to know that the fears I grew up with are now being passed down to the next generation.
Mana Mostatabi
1.17.20
feminism

Amber Rose on Unlearning How to Slut-Shame

Rose reflects on a decade spent reclaiming the narrative surrounding her career and personal life.
Leila Ettachfini
12.31.19
Identity

Man Sentenced to 6 Months for Eating a Cookie Is Released

A judge reversed Gregory Fields' six-month sentence on Monday, but his lawyer says similarly disproportionate sentences are nothing unusual.
Leila Ettachfini
12.10.19
Identity

I Was Disqualified From My High School Cross Country Meet Because I Wear Hijab

I've had anxieties about being a visibly Muslim athlete. But I never imagined they would manifest the way they did this month.
Noor Abukaram
10.31.19
Religion

Freedom of Religion Doesn't Exist If People Are Afraid to Wear Symbols of Their Faith

A third of Jews in the U.S. have “avoided publicly wearing, carrying, or displaying things that might help people identify” them as Jewish, according to a new poll. What kind of freedom is that?
Leila Ettachfini
10.24.19
LGBTQ

7 Non-Binary People on What It's Like to Have an 'X' Gender Marker

As more states allow options beyond M and F on birth certificates and drivers licenses, here's how some who have made those changes say it has affected their lives.
Leila Ettachfini
9.7.19
LGBTQ

The Horrible Things That Happen to Trans People Going Through Airport Security

"Nine out of ten times I’ve gone through a body scanner, I’ve been flagged for having an 'abnormality in the groin region.'"
Leila Ettachfini
8.28.19
rights

Many U.S. Prisons Deny Muslim Inmates Halal Food and Proper Prayer

A new study finds that the U.S. disproportionately imprisons Muslims—and then violates their religious freedoms.
Leila Ettachfini
7.29.19
palestine

People Are Deactivating Airbnb for Allowing Listings in the Occupied West Bank

Airbnb won't be collecting profits from illegal settlements, but organizers say that's not enough.
Leila Ettachfini
5.20.19
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