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Asil Rashid

Asil Rashid has 12 articles published.

MEET Amina Diab: The Child Psychologist Pioneering the Practice of Positive Discipline in Egypt

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When it comes to the ever-changing, and intricately complex minefield that is parenthood, there are so many trends these days that it can be daunting to try and sort through the veritable maze of information out there. One school of thought says, just follow your instincts. Another advocates the “old ways” enshrined in a language…

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MEET the Serageldin Sisters: 3 Smart Women Who Made Successful Careers out of Food and Fitness

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It is rare to find three sisters who are as different from each other and yet similar in so many ways as are Nada, Noha and Hala Serageldin. Having grown up around food, as Noha Serageldin (creator of the wildly popular, Australian-based food blog, “Matters of the Belly”) wrote, “In our Egyptian household, … it…

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MEET Rola Moemen: The Amazing Mother of a Challenged Child and Woman on a Mission to Destigmatize Children With Special Needs in Egypt

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As I was listening to Rola Moemen, a chemistry high school teacher, tell the story of her daughter, Tala, the word “grace” came to mind. Composed and elegant, speaking in solemn tones, she told us of her journey through fire. This is the story of grace born out of suffering and the quiet strength forged…

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Mothers Are Urging Uber & Careem for Better-Equipped Cars for Their Children’s Safety

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Compared to other cities, Cairo is not much of a mother-friendly or child-friendly city. The lack of parks and open spaces for children to run around in; the lack of baby changing facilities and ramps for strollers in restaurants and other public places; the pollution and relentless urban sprawl coupled with garbage strewn on the…

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Watch How This Brand Nailed Their Influencer Social Media Marketing Campaign

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In the last few years, the term “influencers” has gained traction and become a buzzword in today’s social media-obsessed culture. The very word implies their reach and sway over a great number of people. It is not just reflected in the number of followers on their Instagram accounts but also in their collaborations with big…

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Meet the Power Couple Behind Egypt’s First Health Food Store With an All-Natural Menu

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We’ve all heard of the saying, “Behind every successful man is a woman”, or my personal favorite, “Behind every successful woman is herself”. But in the case of the founders of Raw Republic, it’s more like “Behind every successful health food store is a power couple and a couple of powerful blenders.” Dalia Hashish, an…

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10 Traditional Favorite Dishes Made Vegan

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I’ve always believed traditional food tends to be the healthiest, in terms of being plant based. After all, nature was our ancestors’ supermarket, where only the freshest produce (sans pesticides, insecticides, chemicals) were used to create nutritious food that has been passed down from generation to generation. Of course, there are a lot of meat…

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How I Dealt With Postpartum Depression in Egypt

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Everyone talks openly about how wonderful and rewarding motherhood is. They might even talk about its many challenges; the sleepless nights, the lack of time for oneself, the loss of personal identity, the sheer enormity of the responsibility of caring for another human being and keeping them alive. But no one really talks about depression.…

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