Egyptian-American writer, activist and public speaker Mona Eltahawy — a strong, inspiring, fearless women who became known for her work bridging the hermeneutic divide between Egypt and the West — gave a TED Talk yesterday on the topic of healing. Specifically, she discusses the process through which she physically, mentally and emotionally healed after being sexually assaulted, beaten and detained for twelve hours by Egyptian riot police. Because this is Mona Eltahaway, this opened up into a discussion of how to go about dismantling patriarchy.
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