Julia Noni

Julia Noni



Depicting horrible acid burnings that take place in Pakistan, this piece is called the “Faces of Islam” a clear example of blatant islamophobia. These pictures are an example, not of Islam, rather it is the emblem of vicious abuse, violence and oppression, as well as demeaning the value of women to be subservient and worthless when they do not ‘obey’ the man. Absolutely disgusting. Check out the rest here: http://laurajul.dk/2013/04/07/faces-of-islam/


All these women are beautiful because they stuck up for themselves. So empowering. 

(via beautytipsandtricks)


Andrea Bruce: The Hill that Women Built (Afghanistan)

On a hill overlooking Kabul, with little access to electricity, women have made their own houses, brick by brick, from the land beneath them. They have created what is known by Afghans as “The Hill That Women Built.” Widowed by the violence of the past 15 years, these women were left without the means to take care of their families, let alone a place to live. Many were forced into prostitution and lived in constant fear of the Taliban’s strict interpretations of Sharia law. After 2001, many widows from all over Afghanistan left the shadows of their harsh life for the rumor of a utopia in Kabul made just for them. Now the hill is home to over a thousand women and children. The abandoned government property they live on, once an outpost for the Soviets, is organized by women in commune fashion. But many women have noticed a decrease in power of the Afghan government and their ability to keep men away from their doorstep.

*I needed to find something positive to post, after the latest change in Afghanistan's criminal prosecution…


Jessica Antola: Marrakech to Damascus

1. Egypt

2. Essaouira (Morocco)

3. Palmyra (Syria)

4. Lebanon

5. Tripoli (Lebanon) 

6. Aleppo (Syria)

7, 8, 9. Egypt

10. Marrakech (Morocco)

11. Istanbul (Turkey)

12. Morocco 

*a love letter…


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