SUSIE OF ARABIA: She is a woman of many parts – journalist, British, Jewish, psychologist and houseboat dweller. What fascinates her about Islam?
SUSIE OF ARABIA: The furore over the decision to employ women as waitresses in the fast food restaurant Hardees illustrates that progress comes slowly
SUSIE OF ARABIA: It’s a little known fact but the original work of some of the world’s most famous sculptors is scattered throughout the Saudi port city.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: It’s an extraordinary image which made a huge impact when I first saw it. But what’s the photographer trying to say?
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Did I have the stamina for snorkelling in the Red Sea? Yes and it was so worth the trip.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Three young American men have sought to confront the prejudice and assumptions that surround Saudi Arabia
SUSIE OF ARABIA: One of the largest retail conglomerates has just introduced a ‘no returns’ policy in Saudi Arabia. Cue mass rage
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Car manufacturers have been making absurd links between driving and sex for decades. They’ve been trumped however by a Saudi cleric.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: If one Saudi Arabian woman runs a red light and accumulates a huge number of speeding fines then it follows that all Saudi women are bad drivers. What nonsense.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: I am re-posting the below video called “Where is Khaled?” to keep his story alive. Khaled’s family was not allowed any contact with him for almost two months.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: The destruction of more than 17,000 passports belonging to expatriate workers in Jeddah has led to a debate about the practice of employers ‘holding’ passports.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Here’s a game. Try to think of a positive portrayal of Arab life in a recent Hollywood movie? No, didn’t think you could.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: The ‘DWF’ (‘Driving While Female’) campaign has gained some serious momentum in the Kingdom. Let’s remind ourselves of the reasons why we need to get behind it.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Driving is just a starting point. There are many other women’s issues that need to be addressed but as Manal says: “The rain starts with a single drop.”
SUSIE OF ARABIA: A young, Saudi woman who, as a child, witnessed another woman displaying a freedom of spirit has written a poem in celebration of the inspirational character.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: How do you fit in when living in Saudi Arabia if you’re not fully Saudi? Here’s some sage advice from a half-Saudi, half-American woman.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: I feel I am forced to wear the abaya – it would not be my choice to dress like that. And I doubt if I am the only woman who feels this way.
SUSIE OF ARABIA: You won’t believe some of the ludicrous reasons given for why girls shouldn’t be allowed to participate in sports or exercise in school.