Esraa Abdel Fattah, “Facebook Girl”: The World-Changer @glamourmag #hwhtw

November 16, 2011 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment

Esraa Abdel Fattah, better known as the Tahrir Square “Facebook Girl”, has been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year.

“In January 25, a young Egyptian woman known as Facebook Girl tucked her hair under a head scarf, pocketed her cell phone and met up with 20 other young people to march toward the center of Cairo. Soon hundreds, then thousands of others joined them, until 10,000-strong, they surged into Tahrir Square to make history.

“Over the next 18 days, Esraa Abdel Fattah live-updated on Facebook and tweeted her experiences in the Square—and the world followed along. ‘We feared being arrested or killed,’ recalls Abdel Fattah, 33, a project manager for an Egyptian youth organization, ‘but we were achieving the dream of justice and democracy.'”

Read more: http://www.glamour.com/women-of-the-year/2011/esraa-abdel-fattah

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