Al Hayya is a new bilingual magazine from part of the team behind Safar Journal (including creative director Yasmine Rifaii and editor in chief Maya Moumne). The Magazine reports on the work, interests and strife of women in the context of South West Asia and North Africa but ultimately it encompasses women everywhere. It features interviews, opinion pieces and visual essays ranging from sex education to protest and the destruction of Beirut.
For its pilot issue, Al Hayya’s contributors engage with a variety of different interpretations of and perspectives on the word ‘Agency’. From social to political action, engagement to consent, pleasure, personal style, and other expressions of physical, bodily agency. The magazine is masterfully curated to include collection of features, interviews, opinion pieces and visual essays tackling the topic from different angles.