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
5.13.20
ramadan

Muslims Observing Ramadan Are Providing Critical Coronavirus Relief

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

Organisers are getting creative as it becomes dangerous and even illegal in some places to gather in large groups.
Leila Ettachfini
3.26.20
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
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
1.28.20
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
1.20.20
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
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
Gender

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
9.5.19
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

The Jews Organising Against ICE to Stop Concentration Camps

Across the country, Jews have been relentlessly mobilising against ICE to prove that when they say Never Again, they mean it.
Leila Ettachfini
8.21.19
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