In this Issue
Our second anniversary issue is dedicated to the youth. It is a space for them to tell us how it feels to be a young person in the Arab Gulf States today, its joys and its challenges, and to share with us topics that they believe are worthy of more discussion in society.
Letter from the Editors
Exclusive: Omar Farooq tries something new with Sekka
The Bahraini filmmaker and YouTuber gets personal with us.
Meet the Saudi leading the region’s podcast scene
Abdulrahman Abumalih is the force behind the Fnjan podcast.
The Omani encouraging people to share their secrets
Meet the man behind True Story Tent.
Arts and Culture
Of the pressures to be young and successful
Confessions of a young Saudi woman.
Omani photographers you should follow on Instagram
These young talents will steal your screen.
5 young emerging Khaleeji female digital artists you should know
Meet these rising stars.
What it means to be a young person in the Gulf today
The youth face the challenge of portraying their real identity.
“Why can’t we resist copy and pasting ourselves into each other?”
The spread of cosmetic procedures is surreal.
Why we’re the generation that’s not taking a break
“Taking time off is a move often judged by others.”
Why being a Khaleeji millennial is hard work
“We are the generation that is torn between two worlds.”
How body hair has historical significance
It’s no wonder that hair ignites strong feelings in people.
Why we need to unpack STEM
“It’s about time for our region to change the way it views STEM fields.”
How careers in Arabia are being redefined
“A successful career is now more than just stable financial gain.”
Are we socially doomed?
“We are definitely not doing it right.”
Poem: An overexposed world
“for once I wish we’d not be so stressed”
Poem: Inheritance I didn’t ask for
“I once heard that people can inherit their pain…I wonder whose sadness I’m carrying”
5 reasons why you should stay at Bahrain’s Merchant House Hotel
. للقراءة باللغة العربية انقروا هنا By Sekka Editorial If there’s one destination in the Gulf that all Khaleejis would agree they love to visit, it’s Bahrain. And it’s not just because its people have a reputation for being the friendliest and sweetest in the Gulf. Historically, the island kingdom was a hub for natural…