Aliaa Magda Elmahdy: A Rebel’s Diary

November 21, 2011

I like being different. I love life, art, photography and expressing my thoughts through writing more than anything. That is why I studied media and hope to take it further to the TV world too so I can expose the truth behind the lies we endure everyday in this world. I don't believe that we must have children only through marriage. It's all about love.

I am a believer of every word I say and I am willing to live in danger under the many threats I receive in order to obtain the real freedom all Egyptian are fighting and dying for daily.

I am not shy of being a woman in a society where women are nothing but sex objects harassed on a daily basis by men who know nothing about sex or the importance of a woman. The photo is an expression of my being and I see the human body as the best artistic representation of that. I took the photo myself using a timer on my personal camera. The powerful colors black and red inspire me.

Put on trial the artists' models who posed nude for art schools until the early 70s, hide the art books and destroy the nude statues of antiquity, then undress and stand before a mirror and burn your bodies that you despise to forever rid yourselves of your sexual hangups before you direct your humiliation and chauvinism and dare to try to deny me my freedom of expression.

"From Non-Existent to Life for Aalia Magda Almahdy" by Cartoonist Kaveh Adel.


Read Her Exclusive Interview with CNN Here

Watch the Video of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy
Being Removed from Tahrir Square

13 Responses to “Aliaa Magda Elmahdy: A Rebel’s Diary”

  1. supporter said

    sweet beautiful girl

  2. Cecep said

    Freedom !!

  3. Musumenoanzen said

    I have a daughter her age. I wish Aliaa el-Mahdy protection in her quest to find her voice and her purpose. Although she has the body of an adult woman, she is still a child in her fearless, innocent belief in her own immortality. Her actions hold no more real-world harm than a small baby pulling off her own clothes. I lived for 25 years in Japan where both my daughters were born. They grew up with no shame to join me at the public baths surrounded by men and boys — even into mid-elementary school age. Let us send Aliaa el-Mahdy our most compassionate goodwill, thoughts of safety and success. We must protect this innocently passionate young woman against the storm of rage that threatens to envelop and destroy her. Respect. Love. Protection.

  4. Rizky said

    im spport u alia.. :D

  5. gokul nair said

    for a day when our mothers and sisters can express fearlessly…. you are an inspiration,,,

  6. see aliaa this is good to express wat u want to express but in another way because this threaten your life and put it in danger and i hope for you the best in your life but i read some of the comments and it is bad comments so plz becarefull girl A guy from USA

  7. Hassan Aliyu Shehu said

    Aliaa, what a nice name, good physical features, I mean young, fresh and blossoming only with a strong and probably negative heart and ego, surely there are many ways of expressing your feelings and motives than by showing your precious body to the whole world, what now remains for you is to start moving around NAKED. I wonder what religion you are practising, bcos NO religion promotes this sort of act neither do our (African) traditions and morals. Please find another decent way of expressing yourself, though I dont know you but I feel I like you to the level of giving you a sensible advise. Thanks and I pray for good things in your life.

  8. nurarmaya2 said

    pity little girl..why are you behaving like death will not come to you? pitty you..may God save you..hmmmmmmmmmm..

  9. Jose Mario said

    Congrats to this smart & brave lady, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, please keep posting, I hope you get a clean, shaved look & your boobs done before your next nude set.

  10. use said

    I do not know aliaa, but if you are a Muslim … then how do you do to express their attitude is inconsistent with the religion of Islam … but if you do not islam is also incompatible with the norms and culture … your nation and my country .. .

    look for ways to express your desire not to demean


  11. beruang said

    the west is sick. how would you feel if your mother, daugther, grandmom, or wife exposed her bodyparts that are for her husband to the world? Sick west!

    freedom of speech is not freedom at all.
    it’s a way of practising wrong doing.
    going nude is not a freedom, it is a sin in Islam, Christian and Judaism.

    repent now, embrace Islam

  12. sahil said

    sahil erattupetta

    It is due to lack of life experiance. A small child , we can forgive her. Poor girl

  13. Jim said

    God created nudists, Satan created the desire to cover the body. If you are offended by God’s creation, then you should be offended at yourself.

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