For years I played the victim. Not by choice but by force. A victim who forgot she was a woman with beautiful assets and I  was raised to believe that I should hide them. I was trained to believe that bigger isn’t better for me as a woman. I was also trained to believe if... Continue Reading →

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Mom Supporting Moms! by Mai AlSaudi

After I gave birth to my daughter, who I think all of you know her name is Ameera, I was surrounded by mothers who were twice my age and the mothers who were my age and still bombarded me with phrases like " it’s so blissful," "oh breast feeding is so fulfilling," "don't you feel... Continue Reading →

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Am I A Baby Factory? by Noor Alaweyat

As a @KhaleejiGirl it’s safe to say that you are born and raised in the best way our parents see fit. Many of these parents wish and aim for a certain kind of criteria. Usually they consist of the best education along with praying for the child to have the best health throughout their lives.... Continue Reading →

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Baby Blues by Mai AlSaudi

After I gave birth to my first child, of course I did what every woman in my shoes would do. I went to my doctor to make sure everything was alright and moving accordingly. One thing I remember my OBGYN telling me after having my daughter and after I saw a shift in myself that... Continue Reading →

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Meeting Per Chance

I met her in quite an ordinary setting. It was at a gym and I walked in around about 10 am ( I was in between jobs then) and made a wisecrack about the parking situation to which the sassy receptionist came back at me at an instant with a stinging retort. As I walked in, I... Continue Reading →

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The “Weinstein Effect” by Nouf Ajaji

5 October 2017 a day to be remembered for many women everywhere. It was the day when Harvey Weinstein, an American film producer and the co- founder of the Miramax entertainment company as well as The Weinstein Company a film studio, was ousted by the New York Times and the New Yorker. They published a... Continue Reading →

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To Life Coach or Not?

Suicide is not a novel concept at all. It has been around for longer than any @KhaleeejiGirl wants to think about but it’s happening more and more these days due to the media spotlight on it. So much so that even while writing this article, a new notification from the Gulf Daily News newspaper popped... Continue Reading →

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So Long Selfies

The era for selfies has been through so much. First, there was the standard selfie, then the selfie stick, and now the latest to join and make a trio is here. Meet the Drone 720X, a new type of drone made so for anyone to fly it while taking a selfie. Click on the following... Continue Reading →

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#MeToo: Break the Silence by Nouf Ajaji

A social activist, Tarana Burke began using the phrase “Me Too” on a social network called Myspace in 2006 as part of a campaign to empower women of color through empathy towards women who have experienced sexual abuse. The title was inspired after a 13 year old girl confided in her when she was sexually... Continue Reading →

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MISOGYNY – Is it a result of patriarchy? By Nouf Ajaji

Misogyny is the oldest prejudice in the world, it’s not just feelings of hate or superiority over women, but it’s also the disdain or disrespect of women. We face it throughout our lives sometimes by family members, friends, colleagues, society or even women. Misogyny is present in everyday life; in healthcare, advertising, politics, music, entertainment... Continue Reading →

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This is America? by Sydney Colbert

(Before we start, let's get straight to it by watching this video here.) This seems to be a question everyone is talking about. Is this the America of today or are we in a period of transition to something different, something better?  Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino released a song and a music video with... Continue Reading →

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To quit or to try to quit- That is the question! by Sydney Colbert

“Smoking is dead, Vaping is the future and the future is now!” is the exact phrase popular YouTuber RiP Trippers uses to conclude every video. With over 1.1 million subscribers on his Youtube page, RiP posts a video everyday covering the latest “mods”, “tanks” and accessories in the world of vaping and averaging over 17,000... Continue Reading →

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Turn Down For What?

Hi @KhaleejiGirl! Have you ever dreamt about being behind the microphone and being in charge of the music in a radio booth? Well we are fortunate enough to have a @KhaleejiGirl work as one of the latest up and coming DJs behind Bahrain's leading station! We took a second to turn down the radio to... Continue Reading →

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@themakeupmanual Review by Noor Alaweyat

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a makeup course conducted by the one and only @themakeupmanual. To be honest, as a @khaleejigirl I already know the basic application tools but of course I should know more. So when I saw the title of the class was called A to Z Professional Makeup Techniques,... Continue Reading →

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Help! I want to be an entrepreneur by Anita Menon

Let’s face it. Every second person we meet these days is either an entrepreneur or an aspirant. 10 -12 years back, I clearly recall how the biggest dreams for careers were built around corporate jobs. Mine included. The aggressive growth of the industries like Information Technology, retail, hospitality and banking lead to huge recruitment drives... Continue Reading →

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Unwarranted Criticism by Noor Alaweyat

Is it just me or does it sometimes seem like we come from a criticizing society? In an economy such as the one we’re living in today, it’s not the easiest thing to find a job. Especially one that is worthy of a person’s qualifications. According to the Economic Development Board, “While unemployment Is expected... Continue Reading →

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Women and Media by Noor-ul-Huda

Media plays an important role in our lives. For many people, the primary role models are a celebrity or a character in some TV show or movie. This speaks volumes about not only the success of different media sources out there, but also of the influence it has on its audience. Everyday people are exposed... Continue Reading →

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Get Real with Yourself by Noor Alaweyat

As we all know, since the dawn of Facebook, we have seen first hand how addictive social media can be. Not before long after Facebook’s premiere, Twitter came, then Instagram and many many more platforms followed. Yet as much as we love them, I know I’m not the only @KhaleejiGirl who can see its looming... Continue Reading →

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Beauty vs. Brains by Noor-ul-Huda

We live in a society where people are judged on the basis of their physical appearances. Where looking beautiful is more important than knowing how to survive in this world. This is ironic in a world where the mantra of ‘the survival of the fittest’ rules supreme. However, in the case of women, it seems... Continue Reading →

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Power to Change your Life

EVERYONE has the power to change their circumstances. If you are losing hope with any aspect of your life be it a new business you’d like to start, your current lack of motivation to wake up every morning to go to work, or anything else, know that the desire you have to change is a... Continue Reading →

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#Tbt to Model Days

As the ambassador of the Bahraini clothing store, Light Style Paris, it's a privilege to not only advertise but to also model some of their clothing every once in a while. Who wouldn't want to be decked out in pure Italian fabric that is designed with the utmost intricate detail from the minds of two Bahraini designers themselves? For more details, please visit the @lightstyleparis Instagram page.

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Not All Health Issues are Bad

Growing up, it’s safe to say that many of us @KhaleejiGirls have been taught the importance of taking care of our health right? We’ve been told that it’s always, always, always going to be vital for a @KhaleejiGirl to take care of her health in all aspects right? And that the mental health is just... Continue Reading →

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Support System

Living in the fast paced dog eat dog kind of world we live in, sometimes a @KhaleejiGirl needs a little push no matter how brilliant of a @KhaleejiGirl they may be. Someone who believes in them as much as they believe in themselves. Someone who loves and cares enough for them to see them succeed... Continue Reading →

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Love in the time of Hurricane Harvey

Turn on any news channel over the last week and one story dominates them all. Harvey, Houston, “Epic”, Curfew, Trump etc. are just some of the words used over and over again and for a storm of the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey, the continuous news reports are not only warranted by needed. A couple of... Continue Reading →

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A Scientist by Any Other Name

The comment below, a rarity in its own right, was found on the music video to Coldplay’s "The Scientist". The comment says what the video is trying to say. To keep this short and sweet would do it justice so please find the link here and contemplate on this fragile yet precious journey called life.... Continue Reading →

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Social Media Empowers Us

There’s been much debate about the role social media has. Opinions vary from social media being great, to being unnecessary, and even awful. But it’s times like these when social media does something great, particularly for women. Earlier during summer 2017, Twitter created a video with a specific hashtag, #SheInspiresMe, to empower women. This notion... Continue Reading →

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Can a Woman Have it All?

I’ve heard it said, by both genders alike, that women can’t have it all. Have you heard that old saying? You can’t have your cake and eat it too? When I was younger I thought that was one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard in my life! I used to think that through... Continue Reading →

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What a @KhaleejiGirl Needs

As a @KhaleejiGirl you’ll meet new people, yes. Some will end up being friends, some will just be acquaintances, sure. Some may even be living proof of the kind of person you don’t want to grow up to be.With every stumble a @KhaleejiGirl takes, she learns so much about herself. With every bad grade on... Continue Reading →

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Getting Back on Track

I for one have been bad- very bad as of late. I haven’t been able to dedicate the proper amount of time towards my health. There was a time in my life where I used to be dedicated towards working out. When I say dedicated I’m talking about borderline obsession actually. But, I set a... Continue Reading →

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“What if” Jitters

You’ve recently graduated from high school and you may have received your college acceptance letters already. If so, congratulations @KhaleejiGirl! Or maybe you haven’t received them yet.  Regardless, the anxiety is palpable and it’s looming over you. You can’t sleep at night pondering all of the “what if” scenarios through your mind. “Have I made... Continue Reading →

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Why Aren’t we There Yet?

Have you ever wondered how a conversation can get heated even though it started off very innocently? How can one thing that to me seems so standard shift to something so offensive from somebody you don't know that well? Can you blame a @KhaleejiGirl for being offended by a stranger who may have stereotyped an... Continue Reading →

Sadie Nardini Anybody?

A few years ago right after my university days in Rhode Island were over, I moved to DC to start my internship with BBC Arabic. But before I started as the next interim producer of BBC Arabic, I specifically remember how I had a weekend to kill.  I remember moving into my newly unfurnished empty... Continue Reading →

Not All Stress Is Bad

Growing up, it’s safe to say that many of us @KhaleejiGirls have been taught the importance of taking care of our health right? We’ve been told that it’s always, always, always going to be important for a @KhaleejiGirl to take care of her health in all aspects right? And that the mental health is just... Continue Reading →

#BadAss Generation

Our generation is unlike any other. Yes, we grew up. Yes, we went to school, graduated, received acceptances into multiple universities and went to the best one. Now we've graduated from university with a degree of our choice, five years down the road we’re simply not interested in it anymore. And guess what? Many of... Continue Reading →

Land that dream job!

The title of this article seems hopeful. It would suggest that there is a simple answer behind getting that dream job of yours that you’ve wanted after all these years of dreaming; whether it’s becoming the CEO of Alshaya holdings, or being head of communications at the #1 international organization of all time, or what... Continue Reading →

Who’s your mentor?

My mentor is someone who taught me the tricks of the industry that I love: social media. Someone who has not left my side during hard times of both personal and professional downfalls. Someone who saw potential in me and my future and decided to take a risk on me. I owe everything to this... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About Sex, Maybe

With the recent suicide of lead singer of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, many media outlets wrote articles breaking the news of his untimely death. But one article stood out to me the most as it led to a train of thoughts about a typical @Khaleejigirl facing what Bennington faced throughout his life. Sexual abuse. The... Continue Reading →

Mind, Body, and Soul

Enеrgу drаіn іѕ a соmmоn feature іn our fасе-расеd lіvеѕ. It саn affect uѕ physically regarding bоdу асhе, fatigue, еtс. It соuld аlѕо make uѕ fееl a lack оf mоtіvаtіоn to рurѕuе асtіvіtіеѕ thаt we like. Hоwеvеr, the good news fоr a @KhaleejiGirl and оthеr wоmеn іѕ thаt there аrе wауѕ tо соuntеr low еnеrgу... Continue Reading →

Run to a Stronger Network

Have you ever seen a movie where determined, busy, business men and women are seen with their friends working out be it in their office located on a high floor or at the gym? Have you ever wondered why? What is it about the gym that a lot of these characters flock towards? Well, there’s... Continue Reading →

Less Junk in Your Hips

As any @KhaleejiGirl would know, we usually suffer from problems relating to the lower portion of our beautiful bodies. Sometimes we don't want to have 'so' much junk in the trunk. So we exercise. We sign up for memberships at gyms close to our homes and we work hard but sometimes it's still not enough!... Continue Reading →

The Inner Child in You

Follow your passions. Three simple words that can carry the biggest weight on your shoulders. Words so heavy that you may have started preparing to live them out loud ever since they entered your mind when you first thought of them at such a young age. You wrote down different occupations you could see yourself... Continue Reading →

Globalisation Meets Depression

One of the perks of globalisation is having all of the advancements of the world but it does not come without the price of depression. Globalisation has helped make this illness more common because of how the social dynamics have changed in society. With the touch of technology at one’s fingertips, Bahraini families have become... Continue Reading →

Homage to Spice Girl

For those of you @KhaleejiGirls who remember these women, you’re probably smiling right now. The five girls created an all time, never able to forget, love until this day girl band. Why am I writing this article as if I’m in love? Well how can one not be in love with the band that encouraged... Continue Reading →

On Becoming an Independent Woman

The term “independent woman” has been populated throughout the society in recent times. Due to its widespread usage throughout popular culture, it has tended to mean different things to different people. However, whatever definition you or anyone deems fit to identify with, we find these definitions a variation of the one subtly put together in... Continue Reading →

Feminism- Way Down Under!

I was first introduced to feminism in university in the land down under, Australia. One afternoon during a rather intense game of Call of Duty, I heard rhythmic chants and the mumbled voices of protest. Curious, I went down to see a group of women, both young and old, holding signs which read “Equal Pay,... Continue Reading →


4 Things that Should be in Every Khaleejigirl’s Closet Many young professional women are in the same boat: We’re in our early 20s, starting fresh careers with well let’s just call them “interesting” paychecks which contradict our big aspirations and dreams we’ve been yearning for since that first job interview. And while the monetary amount... Continue Reading →

Satisfy your Hunger this Ramadan

Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Lemon   Makes 8 servings 1 cup dry steel-cut oats 1 cup dry golden quinoa 1/2 cup dry millet 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into coins 2 large lemons, zest and juice 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 cup Greek yogurt (or... Continue Reading →

It’s been a Second

It's been a second or maybe two since I've done this. Actually, it's taken a much longer time than that. I've spent many nights twisting and turning in bed with one thought on my mind. To blog or not to blog. It may seem silly to pose such a question for a number of months... Continue Reading →

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