TMR Issue Nº 25 • HEROINES


TMR Issue 25 – 17 articles – 232 pages

In this issue we present our case for everyday women achieving the extraordinary as they overcome adversity. We also consider courageous and powerful women, from France’s first female imam to Yemen’s first woman Minister of Information — women who have defied convention and fought patriarchy, or like teenage Ahed Tamimi, fought for freedom and spent time in jail. 




The Heroine Forugh Farrokhzad—“Only Voice Remains” -Sholeh Wolpé

You Don’t Have to Be A Super Hero to Be a Heroine – TMR

Anarkali, or Six Early Deaths in Lahore—fiction by Farah Ahamed

#MahsaAmini—Art by Rachid Bouhamidi, Los Angeles – Rachid Bouhamidi

Courage and Conviction—short short fiction – Khulud Khamis

Homage to Mahsa Jhina Amini & the Women-Led Call for Freedom – TMR

What the Iran Protests Mean for Us—Kamin Mohammadi

“Ride On, Shooting Star”—fiction from May Haddad

Defiance—an essay from Sara Mokhavat

Interview with Ahed Tamimi, an Icon of the Palestinian Resistance – Nora Lester Murad

On Women and Gods: How Three Female Clerics Came Together – Laëtitia Soula

“Malika,” an excerpt from Abdellah Taïa’s Vivre à ta lumìere -Abdellah Taïa




The Life of Malika in Vivre à ta lumière – Jean-Philippe Cazier

The Postcard Women’s Imaginarium: Decolonizing the Western

Gaze – Salma Ahmad Caller

Yemen’s Feminist Trailblazer Flees Death Threats for a New Life in

the UK – Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Zoulikha, Forgotten Freedom Fighter of the Algerian War – Fouad Mami

Nawal El-Saadawi, a Heroine in Prison – Ibrahim Fawzy