For our sixth instalment of our Interview Series, Mena Kamel joined us for a conversation on activism, queerness, community, and his multiple projects and initiatives. We talked about the online magazine Coptic Queer Stories, which he founded, how his personal and professional life led to the creation of this magazine, and the importance of creating space and community.

Mena Kamel is a writer, researcher, designer, and visual artist who was born in California of Coptic Egyptian parents. His work explores identity, sex, mainstream language, codified power relationships, and the notion of home. To learn more about Coptic Queer Stories, visit our feature on the magazine here and their website.

This is the sixth in a series of interviews with artists, academics, activists, and other migrants of Egypt around the world. Check out previous conversations in the series and stay tuned for our next installment, a discussion with Dr. Thomas S. Dolan, scholar of Arab American migrations and Fulbright US Scholar at the American University in Cairo.

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