The Missing White Woman Syndrome

According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons (NamUS) database, over 600,000 people go missing in the US every year. Yet, despite the vast figure, a majority of missing persons cases are solved. Still, thousands upon thousands of cases go cold, leaving loved ones in disarray. The fundamental problem is the racial bias in media attention, otherwise known as the missing white girl syndrome.

Act for Afghanistan

The tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan are disheartening to witness; now is the time to act and support the Afghan people. The refugee crisis is quickly growing as the security situation in Afghanistan deteriorates each and every day. There is tremendous uncertainty as to what the future holds for the people of Afghanistan; here’s what you can do to help.

Homesickness in the post pandemic era

Menna Soliman is an Egyptian filmmaker and a current student at Northwestern University in Qatar. She has won an award for best photography during Northwestern’s Summer Program in 2016. She has worked as Teacher Assistant for Professor Rana Kazkaz at Northwestern. She has developed two scripts which are Black Dog and Prisoner M9. Prisoner M9 isin the process of development. Prisoner M9 was recently nominated for Media and Research Award for a best creative piece. She worked in two studio 20Q films, as a Production Assistant in Woh Ghungroo Wali Larkiand as a pre-production Assistant in Ibn-Ballad. She is currently working as an intern writer at the Buttonwood Tree. She lives in Qatar with her parents and sister.

Resist to exist: resources for taking a stand for Palestine

In solidarity with Palestine for the fight for liberation, we have compiled several resources from several trusted institutions so that you can be informed on issues affecting Palestinians and educate and organize within your community to support Palestinian rights. The fight for Palestine is interconnected with the fight against militarized policing, settler colonialism, and ethnic cleansing. As a global media platform, it is our responsibility to elevate and amplify the voice of the voiceless. If you have any suggestions for any additional resources, please contact us at

it’s okay to not be okay; digital mental health toolkits

 It’s okay not to be okay. As we surpass the one-year marker for the beginning of the pandemic, it might feel that the tunnel of the pandemic seems eternal. Or that the economic hardships and global political unrest will continue to weigh over our shoulders continuously. Or it could be that you don’t understand why you’re feeling the way you are feeling. Whatever the trials and tribulations you may be feeling, it’s important to know that you are not alone and that it is okay not to be okay.