Joumana Haddad is Lebanese journalist, activist, poet, instructor, author and the head of the cultural pages for An Nahar newspaper, as well as the editor-in-chief of Jasad magazine, a controversial Arabic magazine specialized in the literature and arts of the body. She’s brave, honest, daring (a bit too daring) and an incredible woman. She “is a voice rarely heard in the Middle East – an unapologetic feminist who wants to challenge the way both Arab men and women think”.

It comes as no surprise to see her quite often listed among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women and now she’s planning to run in the next parliamentary elections in Lebanon (If we ever have any). We need people like Joumana to drive change in Lebanon and I will be looking forward to seeing her confront other candidates and kick off her campaign.

Check out her page [here].