International Women’s Day was last Friday, and all women celebrated it in so many ways. But no celebration was like that of Haifa Beseisso, a public figure who does a lot of travelling, blogging, and singing.
More specifically, in commemoration of International Women’s Day, Beseisso created and posted a music video representing women from around the Middle East; Sudanese, Iraqis, Moroccans, Egyptian, and more women from around the region.
Her message was strong and clear, saluting all women. She also thanked teachers, waitresses, sisters, and even baby sitters. The music video was full of female empowerment. The video featured strong Egyptian females; indeed, Layla Ghaleb and Sara Sabry appeared with the majestic background of the iconic Pyramids of Giza.
For those of you who don’t know, Sara Sabry has recently been nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for the year 2019. Sabry is famous for her unique sense of humour, her great sense of style, and how she proudly rocks her headscarf. Layla Ghaleb, on the other hand, is all about dance and hip-hop; with her sick dance moves, and impeccably choreographed dance routines, Ghaleb has been breaking the set of taboos which surround Egyptian females becoming professional dancers. As such, these two young Egyptian women have proved to be truly influential in unique ways.
The primary purpose of this video was to send out a message to all women in the Middle East, and was a call to action to break the gender-based stereotypes and all forms of sexism. Since it has been posted, the video has gone viral and has been re-posted by the likes of Vogue Arabia.
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Representing Middle Eastern women everywhere in a powerful music video, Haifa Beseisso (@flywithhaifa) shows us what real girl power looks like. #VogueArabia في فيديو موسيقي مؤثر ينطوي على تمثيل نساء الشرق الأوسط في كل مكان، استعرضت هيفاء بسيسو أمام أنظارنا كيف تكون القوة الحقيقية للفتيات.
We are always proud to see Egyptian women being represented in such contexts, and we are forever proud of the achievements of all Middle Eastern women!