GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 6 - Page 34

My mission with the blog is to give the world a native Yemeni’s perspective. I started the blog because I could not find a blog that addressed issues such as politics and human rights to my generation and in English. I was also tired of foreign ‘experts’ talking about Yemen’s affairs from their own perspective, clouding their reports with slanted representations of Yemen. For instance, I never connected with the narrative of oppressed Yemeni women, and instead, tried to do something about it by having tea at a men’s-only cafe in the first month of the uprising in 2011.