In The News
Seeing BabyFist covered in the news makes us truly happy! We wanted to share some of the positive vibes here with you. Without your support, we wouldn't have gotten here.
BabyFist was honored to be interviewed by AJ+ for our work with clothing for a cause. Take a look behind the scenes at how BabyFist got its start, why we do what we do, and how we got here.
i-D Magazine (Vice)
"After moving from her hometown in North Carolina to her family homeland in Ramallah, the rampant street harassment Yasmeen suddenly experienced inspired her to create a community where Palestinian women and Arab women around the world could talk about the taboo topics influencing their daily lives."
Read the article here.
BBC The World
Check out a radio interview with Marco Werman, host of The World. Airing on NPR, the interview takes a look at Not Your Habibti in the context of #MeToo. Read the accompanying article written in beautiful detail by Anna Miller.
Not Your Habibti is a project created by BabyFist's founder, Yasmeen, to document stories of street and sexual harassment in Palestine. She set up a typewrite in Clock Circle in Ramallah and took down tens of stories. BBC covered her project for BBC's 100 Women of 2017.
We were honored to have been interviewed by and featured on Al Monitor for Not Your Habibti, the street project which aims to document stories of street harassment via typewriter.
"In this episode of Palestinians Podcast, we hear from Baby Fist founder and Not Your Habibti activist Yasmeen Mjalli. In this first ever live episode of Palestinians Podcast, host Nadia Abuelezam discusses issues related to sexual harassment and female empowerment in Palestine and the rest of the Arab world."
"It was so shocking because with the #MeToo movement being so prevalent, it was surprising that the US was one of the most “uptight” and terrified places. Harvard was especially tough. I was there with my typewriter and only two people talked to me that day. It’s so easy for them to pretend that they don’t have problems especially when you’re at that level of prestige and you’re meant to be a model for the rest of the country or the academic world."
Sabah al Khair / صباح الخير يا عرب
The BabyFist interview with Reuters was featured on MBC's صباح الخير يا عرب and explored exactly the way BabyFist works and how we got our start.
"Mjalli is now in the midst of her latest project, The Typewriter Project—an open dialogue platform collecting the stories of women with the goal of tackling taboos in Arab societies.