Leila Ettachfini

texting

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
5.14.20
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
5.6.20
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
Health

Coronavirus Death Rates Are a Direct Result of Environmental Racism

Along with other forms of systemic inequality, environmental racism can cause many of the underlying conditions that make the virus particularly dangerous for black and brown communities.
Leila Ettachfini
4.14.20
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
organizing

What Protests Look Like in a Time of Social Distancing

Organizers are getting creative as it becomes dangerous and even illegal in some places to gather in large groups.
Leila Ettachfini
3.30.20
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
2.20.20
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
1.31.20
discrimination

The House Will Finally Do Something About Trump's Travel Ban

Three years after Donald Trump announced a travel ban targeting majority Muslim countries—and a week after he sought to expand it—the House plans to vote on a bill to end the discriminatory practice.
Leila Ettachfini
1.27.20
chelsea manning

Obama Freed Chelsea Manning Three Years Ago. Why Is She Still in Jail?

Three years to the day after her sentence was commuted, a look at how things got to where they are.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.20
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
1.16.20
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