Things I Ignorantly Did to Not Look Like a Arab Kid

Like many kids born in France from North African parents, I grew up between two cultures. At home, I spoke French & Arabic and my parents emphasized daily on my Arab Tunisian heritage. Outside of the home, at school mostly, I was immersed in the French culture at its finest. From 6 to 12 years old, […]

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This Is How I Make Fun of My French Accent

Do I have a French accent? I do. Do I like it? Not, really. Am I self-conscious about it? Yes, I can be at times but it has also become part of my identity as I am a French woman living in an English-speaking country. There are days where my accent will be slightly noticeable […]

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5 French Things I Quit Since Living In The U.S.

Five years ago, I left France for the United States. The first two years were the most difficult as I was trying to decipher the codes and norms of the American society. I was very naïve to think that because I was coming from another western country, I would have no problem to adapt. French […]

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Mural Depicting Gang Rape Displayed at French Hospital

A mural at the hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, center of France, is causing debate. The mural that is displayed in the interns’ resting room of the hospital, shows what looks like the gang rape of Wonder Woman by four other super-heroes: Batman, Flash, Superman and Superwoman. The cartoons captions, added recently, are very explicit and are causing even more controversy. […]

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Charlie Hebdo: France Has a Muslim Problem

After the time of mourning will come the time of the discussion. I am still processing what happened in France over the past three days and it is still hard to believe. I want first to say that I am not an expert but as a journalist I have extensively covered issues pertaining to Muslims […]

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