Leila Ettachfini

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
Books

When the Conflict Zone You're Reporting on Is Home

We spoke to Zahra Hankir – editor of "Our Women on the Ground," a new collection of essays by Arab women reporters – about why no one else can report on the region like Arab women can.
Leila Ettachfini
8.9.19
rights

Many US Prisons Deny Muslim Inmates Halal Food and Proper Prayer

A new study finds that the US disproportionately imprisons Muslims – and then violates their religious freedoms.
Leila Ettachfini
7.29.19
rights

ICE Wants Hotels to Detain Immigrants. These Chains Said No.

Hotels "are not designed to be used as detention centres".
Leila Ettachfini
7.23.19
Religion

Holocaust Museum Slams Concentration Camp Comparisons

Surprise: Its chairman is a long-time Trump ally.
Leila Ettachfini
6.26.19
LGBTQ

The Alabama Mayor Who Suggested Killing LGBTQ People Has Offered to Resign

Nationwide backlash against Carbon Hill Mayor Mark Chambers has forced the mayor to reconsider his initial decision to remain in his position.
Leila Ettachfini
6.6.19
mind

Life Coach Tony Robbins Faces Allegations of Sexual Harassment

The news comes in the wake of his controversial comments around #MeToo.
Leila Ettachfini
5.20.19
palestine

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

Airbnb won't be collecting profits from illegal settlements, but organisers say that's not enough.
Leila Ettachfini
5.16.19
Music

Palestinian Women Artists Urge Madonna to Cancel Performance in Israel

Artists like Lorde and Lauryn Hill have chosen not to perform in Israel in support of Palestinian human rights.
Leila Ettachfini
5.14.19
evil eye

The Meaning Behind the Evil Eye Symbol You See Everywhere

Despite its presence as an increasingly popular fashion trend in the US, the Evil Eye is taken extremely seriously in cultures across the globe where belief in the curse is alive and well.
Leila Ettachfini
6.7.18
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