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Nehal El-Hadi is a writer, researcher, and media producer. Her work explores the intersections between technology, the body, and the city. She is a doctoral candidate in Planning at the University of Toronto, Canada, where she is researching how online social media is engaged in pursuit of social justice. Nehal is currently editing a collection of writing by women of colour graduate students.


A woman holding up a camera phone in front of her face. Displayed on the phone is an inception-style repeat of the image, folding into itself infinitely.

New Vulnerabilities: Women of Color, Privacy, And The False Dualism Of Online and Offline

As women of colour, online spaces and social networks have enabled us to produce and control our own stories, build networks and communities and find our scattered tribes.

A group of young girls, all wearing lacy, floaty dance dresses with flowers in their hair. The camera is focused on the only young black girl in the group, her hands clasped together and looking off-camera. Image via Tumblr account blackgirlsarefromthefuture via wocinsolidarity.

Radical Curation: Taking Care of Black Women’s Narratives

Radical curation has meant the validation and celebration of our existence.