Founder/CEO/ Editor in Chief/Writer : Maram Mohammed
Ciao tutti, I am Maram Mohammed, an almost 17 year old who really just aspires to be someone she is proud of when she is inhaling her last breath. I have always had this overwhelming pull to literature, art and psychology. I have always been so intrigued by it all. And perhaps, I just knew that my path is in-between all those lines and letters upon letters on the pages of my never ending book collection. It wasn’t until two years ago, when I decided that I will do something about this overwhelming passion. Instead of hiding all of my writings in the depth of my drawers, I read them out loud. I posted them online and then I decided to start my own platform. A space, from scratch, for more creative peeps like me to express. On the first of August 2018, my first child was born, Milkyway Magazine. My child is now a handsome almost 2-year-old and I am falling in love with him more and more as the days pass by.
Managing Director/ Senior Writer: Nada El Nady
Hey guys! I’m Nada, an extremely sarcastic being who has a great taste in music and is too curious for her own good. I’m a simple girl of 17 who is the eldest of her siblings and lives on reading and scribbling her thoughts down on paper (actually typing them on my phone but oh well). I started writing a couple years ago, taking it as a hobby that I practice during free time and a means of receiving praise from my teachers who always gave me high grades when I do it. As I grew up failing to find ears to listen, I strived to find eyes to read, one of the reasons why I joined the magazine. I grew a strange attachment to my only means of comfort and consolation and thus, held on it with my teeth and claws. l discovered the beauty that can be put into a few written lines that rhyme at the end, the amount of undefinable power and indescribable emotion they can express.
Web Designer: Omar El Mahy
Hello there. It’s Omar Elma7e, but you can call me Elmahy. I’m 17 years old and a senior as of now. I’ve been a web designer for quite a while now and a graphic designer. I’m Egyptian and I live in KSA, Jeddah. I joined the magazine in April of 2019 — almost a year. I am primarily passionate about taking photographs. My favorite sport that I practice is swimming. I am always down to work on subjects for the magazine almost all the time. I joined Milkyway because I wanted to share my skills and improve on them as I grow with the magazine, and gladly, I became better and found people there that are like my brothers/sisters and it so far has been a great community that I’m proud to be a part of. Senior Writer: Nawaf Al-Mahdi
Greetings and salutations! I’m Nawaf Al-Mahdi and I am a poet and a fellow writer from Kuwait! I’m an English major / Mass Communications & Media minor, and I’m proud to be a part of Milky Way Magazine. Here are some things about me:- 1) I’m a coffee lover & enthusiast 2) I love Horror & Gothic genre films/literature 3) Proud dad of 3 cats 4) I enjoy writing book reviews, poetry, literature, and essays on various topics. Senior Writer: Amal Magdi
Senior Writer/Architect/Jungian enthusiast
A blend of insurmountable rationality and a bit of insanity all contribute to make up the existence of a grammar guru with a love for art, aka Amal Magdi Senior Editor: Abdulelah Ba Tarfi
I’m Abdulelah Ba Tarfi, a senior editor here in Milkyway. I’m a grammar nazi employed to pursue his passions; or more appropriately, express his hatred for linguistic incompetence. I’m proud to be part of this family and believe this magazine will go far and reach the stars.
Social Media Manager: Lara Abdelhaleem
Hello! I am Lara Abdelhaleem. I am 20 years old and a Virgo! I am a Communication and Media major. I am the Social media manager of this great platform. I am a very social person who loves interacting with people from different cultures and traditions. My favorite color is blue where it reflects me in many ways from loving summer to sea, pool and sky. I also have a blogging Instagram page called @laraj19 where I post photography and write about interesting product reviews too. I enjoy writing whenever I have the chance to. I find that writing is therapeutically and relaxing. Traveling is amazing! my favorite place I have visited so far is Turkey! It is such a beautiful country. Being busy is a great thing! where I enjoy attending extracurricular activities, events and taking part in volunteering. It is great learning something new every day! And starting the day with a beautiful smile, energy and mindset. A fun fact about me is that I speak a little bit of Spanish. It is great opportunity being part of the Milkyway community and I can not wait to show you all what I have got! Staff Writer: Menna Abdelfattah
My name is Menna Abdelfattah. I love writing, basketball and most importantly food. I hate coffee (no offense to coffee lovers) but I adore anything related to chocolate and cookies. I like having new and thrilling adventures and I hope to be a famous poet/writer, someday. Staff Writer: Nagla Aly
It’s Nagla Aly Khalifa! A 17 year old Poetess and Writer with a dream of touching everyone’s hearts with her words. For this year, she wishes to impact as much people as possible with her words and her strong motive “ I stand for what I believe in “ . A big fan of music and is creating her own music so you can always message her about music and she’ll definitely talk to you! Staff Writer: Aya El Saiedy
Hey, kids! I’m Aya: an unidentified creature that only comes out at night, but doesn’t live under your bed, don’t worry. I’m obsessed with mystery and inspection, sunsets, dogs, coffee, Colleen Hoover’s books, Marina and the diamonds, and so many more things. I’m a really nice and friendly person, or I try to be as much as I possibly can, and I’m all about self-love and care. I believe that you can never truly be happy unless you’re happy with who you are as a person. I have so many hobbies and creativity outlets like reading, writing (hence the reason I’m here), drawing, painting and moree. Still figuring myself out, I guess. I can get really creative, all it takes is a few strong emotions that keep me up at night and there you go, art. Staff Writer: Dima Hassanein
i’m a junior at Princeton International School. i love traveling and in my free time I like to read and write. I consider my self a very independent and introverted person so I like expressing my feelings by writing them. Staff Writer: Mariem Ramzy
I’m a high school student that dreams of studying abroad and traveling the world. I’m creative and I love trying new things because I believe that experience is all that counts in life. I’d be lying if I said I’ve been writing my whole life, the truth is that I just started writing a year ago but ever since it became a hobby. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m definitely watching Netflix under my blanket. Most importantly, if I don’t like you then good luck with that . But that doesn’t change the fact that I’m really funny and have no problem with dancing in the middle of the street. Staff Writer: Hania Mostafa
Heyy, it’s Hania i’m a writer here. You might have stumbled upon an article or two of mine. Here’s a few things about me . I’m a hardcore book worm. Coffee is a necessity in my life, which means my day officially starts after my morning coffee (yeah it’s that bad). I’m so passionate about fashion. I mean I’d be satisfied if someone took me shopping and forgot me at the mall. My friends would describe me as a caring and loving person as well as very slow at almost everything. Staff Writer: Raghed Hamza
Hey there! I’m Raghed Hamza, a writer here! I mainly write articles, but the occasional poem slips in. I love literally everything about outer space, so if there’s some post about space, it’s probably by me! Staff Writer: Mariam Sanabry
I am Mariam El Sanabary, but they call me Sabane5 and don’t ask why. I am in love with books and reading which all led me to working here. I sometimes feel too much, other times I feel nothing. I am the perfect contradiction you will ever meet. I love this weather and fantasy and as a typical 15 year old I hate school. My mom is my idol in life, she’s the greatest person you can ever meet. My family is my priority then comes everything else. The last two years gave me the best and hardest lessons I have ever come to learn. May 2020 teach us, not kill us. Staff Writer: Heba Jameel
Majored in sarcasm for seventeen years. An impersonal and neutral individual who lets art, in all its different forms, influence her peace of mind. She finds her passion within the essence, the spontaneous, and the smiles of loved ones – or sometimes, caffeine does the trick. Advocating for mental health and self love stands tall in her priority list, followed by learning languages and ensuring she does not screw her sleeping schedule to oblivion. Overall friendly and tolerant, still learning and growing and wishes to see everyone grow to be their happiest.
Staff Editor: Abdallah Sobhi
I am Abdallah Sobhi, 17 years old, primarily a content genie, but also an editor in the magazine. I am a senior by now, and I live in Jeddah, KSA. I joined the magazine since roughly two months. I am primarily passionate for football and its articles. My hobbies are basketball and billiards. I am the moody kind in this magazine; sometimes I am so interested to work and sometimes just too lazy. I joined Milkyway because of being so free at first, but then I found myself there and it became just like my second family. Staff Editor: Ahmed Hussein
Hey! I’m Ahmed, one of the editors here in the magazine. An editor is a critical reader and a lover of words, whose job is to polish and refine a story or an article. I read whatever , whenever, wherever I can. If you think life is hard, try listening to me playing the guitar. Copy Writer and Assistant: Ola Refaat
Hey i’m Ola, So if you ever clicked on our articles it’s probably because of the caption that Nada and I are responsible for making it riveting enough. You can say i’m a copy writer here and I take a huge interest in art and music. Speaking of music i’m an army (BTS fandom). So where do I get the inspiration for captions? I’m a perfectionist at hand and get inspiration from the smallest details around me. As a last point, as my friends would describe me, i’m genuinely very caring but that would never lessen the fact that my stubbornness still resides in me.
Guest Writer: Farida Ahmed
Hey! I’m Farida, a ‘head in the clouds’ kinda girl. I mix up constellations in the universe and come up with emotion-filled poems that -i hope- will sweep you off the ground. I first started writing because no one listens so I decided to tuck tiny galactic miracles of poetry into every heart that didn’t listen. That’s how I got into the magazine. Another thing about me is that I’m in love with reading and music. Lastly, TV series are what keep me functioning.
Guest Writer: Nesrina Ahmed
Helloz! I’m Nesrina Ahmed, a sixteen-year-old and a passionate writer that is obsessed with books. I started writing when I was nine years old, so literally writing has become part of me and a soothing hobby that I enjoy practising. My goals are simple, I’d like to be a successful writer and poet and I’d love to help fix our planet and society. Nature is another obsession of mine and that’s probably why you’ll find me quiet most of the time, I simply love to observe and watch the world around me.
Guest Writer: Jihan Osama
I am Jihan, a psychology geek who also happens to be a writer here in Milkyway. I’m known for being a bookworm. I suffer from multiple mental disorders. One of the disorders I have is compulsive decluttering which is a type of OCD. I advocate for mental health as well. I believe in ending mental health stigma and creating a more loving supportive environment for those who suffer mental illness. I’m knowledgeable about emotional abuse and abusive relationships. I’ve been through abusive relationships myself which led me to try breaking the pattern. I’m an empath and I can sense other people’s emotions. I want to have a career related to mental health and mental health care. I care about religion and believe that religion should shape our lives and our values. I’m is an introvert and I love solitude. I want to heal the trauma in myself and others.
Guest Writer: Rania el Nahrawy
I am Rania Elnahrawy, a 20 years old young woman. I am an English major, passionate about language generally. I am not sure how to best describe myself, I have never had anything linear, or clear. I love Poetry, reading and writing it. I love to write in general, yet I am not confident enough to call myself a writer. I am a very spontaneous person, impulsive, and tender. My soft heart is what brings me into a state of agony most of the time, yet wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am never sure of what I am, or what I want to be; I am just a young adult wandering through life, desperately searching for a purpose. My hobbies revolve around all that’s written, and music. I am sociable and introvert all at once, everything and its opposite. I seem like an open book, only that the book is open on the introduction, then you’ve got to purchase to read what’s left. I call myself a feminist because I differentiate myself from a doormat, and I call myself open minded because I am able to understand and absorb differences. I am one you didn’t meet yet; can’t guarantee you whether that’s a blessing or a condemnation though.
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