Leila Ettachfini

Associate Editor

lifestyle

Sorry, I'm Too Busy Doing Nothing to Text Back

Why it's so hard to reply to people, including the ones you love, right now.
Leila Ettachfini
5.16.20
ramadan

Muslims Observing Ramadan Are Providing Critical Coronavirus Relief

Inspired by Ramadan, several Muslim organizations and individuals are donating their time and money to aid those hit hard by COVID-19.
Leila Ettachfini
5.7.20
COVID-19

'You Just Can't Say No': Muslim Essential Workers on Working Through Ramadan

Muslim essential workers across industries prepare for the challenges of working through the coronavirus pandemic while fasting for Ramadan.
Leila Ettachfini
4.22.20
Coronavirus

Gaza Was ‘An Emergency Even Before Corona.' What Happens Now?

Dr. Salam Khashan, an OB-GYN in Gaza, on what it's like to brace for COVID-19 in a place already suffering from severe medical shortages.
Leila Ettachfini
4.7.20
therapy

Therapy Podcasts Are My Therapy

Other people's recorded therapy sessions are the perfect opportunity for self reflection, if you ask me.
Leila Ettachfini
3.14.20
Money

I Was Charged $6,000 to Be an Intern

A student's university expected her to pay thousands of dollars to work a summer internship at a separate institution in a different city.
Kristin Hugo
2.21.20
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
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