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Marwa Rakha

About Me: 

Born and raised in Egypt, I was brought up to be a good middle class Egyptian girl; but somehow being good did not suit my notions. Deep down I have rejected the heavy heritage of traditions and norms that made no sense to my inquisitive mind. I could not understand why girls were killed, committed suicide, or lived in eternal shame when they lost their virginity. I failed to comprehend why such a rule applied only to girls and their male counterparts were spared. After my grand mother passed away we stopped celebrating Christmas, New Year's Eve, Halloween, and Thanks Giving … does being a Muslim deny me all my childhood memories? Why do I have to get married? Why can't I date? Why do men cheat? Why do I have to accept it? Why? Why? Why? And many more unanswered questions.
I have come a long way from the scared little girl that I once was … I found my passion in writing, my voice in teaching & training, and my strength in marketing … I took off my mask … and I decided to speak up and loud .. as loud as loud could ever be.

My Passions: 
Writing, Marketing, Teaching
My Challenges: 
Geared towards the future in a place where backwardness is fashionable
My Vision for the Future: 
Whether I lived a day, a decade, or a century I will know that I affected many lives, touched many hearts, and shaped many minds. I know now that with my little words I made a big difference and my existence matters, will matter, & will have once mattered
My Areas of Expertise: 
Writing, Marketing, Teaching, Public Relations, Media Consultancy
My Languages: 
English, Arabic

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