WoEgypt #TheNewAgeFairytales Initiative Reimagines Fairy Tales to Promote Gender Equality

Women of Egypt Mag

December 6, 2020
By: Dina Al-Mahdy

(March 2021) WoEgypt kicks off a new creative writing initiative, Reimagining Fairy Tales for a New Generation, which aims to support a dialogue to change the ways society thinks about women’s and girls’ roles, human potential, and rights. The initiative will explore the role of fairy tales in the cultural struggle over gender equality and feminism.

For this purpose, the “forgotten” narratives which highlight shifting attitudes towards the role of women and girls will be applied in a collection of new fairy tales. These stories will inform younger generations about changing attitudes to women, gender equality and feminism, having in mind that the stories that children grow up with are vitally important in shaping who they are as adults. Fairy tales are part of society’s heritage passed down from generation to generation via oral, pictorial, and written tradition.

Their powerful role conveys root values…

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