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Evolutionary Patterns jWhy she was saying that but was so excited about meeting another fellow lesbian that Iust started babbling on with details about my life the suffering I ve been through the identity crisis the broken heart and other teenage lesbian drama You have to remember it was over 10 years ago and I was very slow at typing Then the sexy lesbian 4 me made a very indecent proposition that involved touching her private parts I was shocked Mortified No I said I want us to talk and share our life stories p 107 Independence to me meant living alone The problem with wanting to be independent here is that as a woman baddik trou7i min beit ahlik la beit Evolution As Entropy jawzik You have to go from your parents house to your husband s house Tab iza ma fee beitawzik So if there is no husband s house what do you do You stay at your family s house your entire life In that case you re not really allowed a life And so I had made the decision that I did want to live and I did want to leave my parents house but I wasn t able to do it for a very very very long time It was only now six months ago at 29 that I was finally able to move outWhen I was 25 my mother would still be asking me where I was going and what time I was coming back I still freaked out about sleeping outside of the house If I slept over at a friend s I would wake up at 4am and go home p 137 yes Really enjoyed The Motorcycle Gender story My Hijab and I Untitled A straight homophobic genderphobic Morrocan man asks why one narrator can t wear her hair
Down Wear Dresses Be Feminine wear dresses be feminine I want to shake him Why don t YOU wear your hair down wear dresses be feminine etc I want to shake him Why don t YOU wear your hair down don t YOU wear dresses Why don t YOU show your femininityBut I know that wouldn t be interesting or successful I tell him my secrets in the hope that one day he will come to terms with his own My femininity is not for everyone I say Not for the public I decide who sees it and who does not My public butchness is a hijab for my private femininity p 183 I feel like that last sentence a little secret pink items that I own My dyke friend B wears a hijab I always tease her Underneath her purple feminine hijabs and ladylike coats she s a badass butch Cut off t shirts and short hair Her public femininity is a hijab for her masculinity p 183 The ex gay conference Full of exexex gays Or XXX gays My mother calls from the kitchen Come eat No thanks I reply I m ex hungry I also liked the part when this girl meets another cute girl during a basketball match that never happened because there weren t enough players on the other school s team and the part where someone reflects "On How They Ll Never Get To "how they ll never get to their partner to family and friends with typical intros like This is my better half that phrase she likes that one hey I am doing my PhD on this book nevertheless I am struggling to find itI didn t find it on or elsewherecould anyone who got it send it to me or give me a process to getting it or buying it Thanks Well ueer women and Transgenders in Lebanon what else can I add. On The introduction to the book is a 30 page analysis of the general themes presented in the stori. ,
Meem ↠ 7 REVIEW,
A must read Especially for those living in lebanon AND THE MIDDLE EAST LOVE THIS BOOK IN EVERY the Middle East Love this book in every way Is it obvious that I have loved and enjoyed this book I read this in like three days I needed breaks to process and reflect on each story I am heartbroken over some elated over some But my all encompassing emotion is one of solidarity a need to support LGBT women and acknowledge the fact that every individual struggles differently but one is never alone in their struggle Idk I loved this I recommend this i wouldn t say it s a wonderful book
Because The Stories Are Not That Deepthe stories are not that deep may be the way they were represented was not fair enough but anw it helped me understand how minorities feel and now i am percieving and less Forging Gay Identities judging toward themthough it didnt add to me neither a new prospective nor a new value again the stories may be so much better but they were not represented as they should be This isn t so much a review as a uick PSA to everyone who sees this interested in socialustice This book is very important It tells real life stories of a couple of dozen lesbians bisexual women non binary transgender folk who were born and raised in Lebanon So obviously it is about people who come from a different environment than the typical Western setting where I think a vast majority of the LGBT discourse comes from but at the same time it shows how in many cases these stories are relatable and I think it s safe to say that many of us Western ueers went through a lot of similiar situations and dealth with many of the same problems I borrowed this from a friend and for a period of time developed somewhat of an attachment to the book Unfortunately I had to return it eventually but am still looking for a way to own this book The stories from various Lebanese women echoed in my mind some of them attempting to mirror my own while others drastically different from anything I ever knew My only complaint is that only one volume of such book exists when there should be already As a ueer Arab it was exhilarating reading about women who not only share my passion but my heritage and language Women who dared to share their fears and nightmares alongside the intimate details of their love It honestly made me feel less alone in this world This book was a refreshing collection of stories from lesbian and ueer women in Lebanon The pieces are well written and thoughtful and they express a wide range of views and experiences The stories are everything from inspiring to depressing from light hearted to serious The book challenges stereotypes and generalizations about Lebanon lesbians and religion by providing a broad spectrum of stories and giving a solid introduction to Lebanon and the production of the book at the beginning The book is based in what I wo I remember the moment I laid my hands on this book at its launching I couldn t wait to get home and start going through the lives of women inside of it I remember crying and smiling at the. The book available in both English and Arabic versions is a collection of 41 true and personal sto. ,
Same time I would not put it
down until iuntil I done with it The beauty of it is the diversity and richness of experiences within The book echoes a genuine taste of what it really is being an arab woman Lebanese in particular some of whom I had the pleasure of knowingMany books have arab woman Lebanese in particular some of whom I had the pleasure of knowingMany books have written about what it is being ueer or Transgender in the region but none was able ueer or Transgender in the region but none was able reach out as strongly as this book because it uses the charming power of storytelling which I believe is the ultimate form of instruction Very many resonating parts very refreshing to read with forty one stories presenting a range of experiences by lesbians bi women ueer uestioning women and trans people all over Lebanon though yeah no inclusion of trans women Bareed Mista3jil or mail in a hurry I am glad to have pushed this up my priority reading list and sorry that I had a pre impression of the book as written in a market memoir sense moving inspirational which the book is but it is an anti memoir with both happy and sad endings honest and humorous conversational in tone with some of the girls being in their twenties like me so I especially enjoyed reading about dial up internet and chat rooms lolol coming to terms with how ugly the word lesbian sounds how ueer women would generally begin their coming out to their parents with a declaration of I don t want to get married so true The common misconception in Lebanon is that lesbian relationships don t last Here s the insider s guide to a stereotypical Lebanese lesbian relationship Two women meet probably online fall in love within a week if not faster vow eternal love and devotion to each other forever and ever meet in person probably at Dunkin Donuts LOL announce that they are girlfriends 7ayeti inti You are my life tell all their friends including lesbians on their MSN they have never met LOL that they are now in love go dancing in Acid a month later where one of them will throw a Forbidden History jealousy fit because the other looked at someone else start fighting about everything and nothing break up over the course of six months and finally decide to become good friends lesbian ex s never leave Repeat as necessary Lesbanese and the chat room called Lesbanon Who was I to reject someone who wanted me I wasn t worthy enough to say no I shouldust accept it and be thankful for what I mistakenly thought was a brief moment of connection with another human being on giving her body to men in hope of exchange for love p 218 The popular chatting program at the time was called IC which I immediately downloaded created some romantically morbid nickname and set out to find other lesbians There was some method of searching through lists of people and I spent hours looking till I found someone with a nickname like sexy lesbian 4u Oh my God I thought a sexy lesbian for me I messaged her instantly and said hiiiiiiiii I am a lesbian too She said hi back but with far less enthusiasm and then asked me if I wanted her to bite my ear I wondered. Ries from lesbians bisexuals ueer and uestioning women and transgender persons from all over Leban.