Emine Taha

Hi, I’m Emine, an eighteen-year-old student at a French high school in Istanbul. I’m the co-founder, writer, editor of 9 Magazine. I enjoy writing about anything that catches my eye.

[un]certain

Uncertainty is the refuge of hope. Henri-Frédéric Amiel Dear 9 Magazine readers, This year was a mess. There is no better way to describe it. A big, unprecedented mess. When we started…

California Archives – Pacific Coast

In January, I visited California with my family. Naturally, I took plenty of photos – especially on State Route 1 (Also known as the Pacific Coast Highway) from San Francisco to Los…

When Did You Realize You Grew Up?

Time really does fly. While quarantine, I wanted to share with you all a photoshoot we did waaaay back in December. We really don’t realize how quickly we’re evolving and time is…

20 Suggestions for the 2020s

With a new decade around the corner, everyone is reflecting on the past and thinking about what is to come. Here are 20 suggestions I have for you for the 2020s. (NOTE:…

Your Childhood Fears

Fears.  As children, we all were afraid of something: the dark, monsters, scary movies… And other unique fears. We asked our readers to share their childhood fears with us, here are their…

FEAR!

In our summer issue, we decided on the theme #9FEAR. … Fear. We all have it, one way or another. Even if you’re someone who is proud of having no fear at…

Closed Doors from Your Lives

A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to share stories from their lives, real-life memories that explain how closed doors in their lives affected them. We wanted to share a few…

Machiavelli Took a Chance

Niccolò Machiavelli didn’t want to give up politics even after being tortured and banned from office for eternity.      Niccolò Machiavelli, born in 1469 in Florence into an aristocratic family, didn’t…

I Went Vegan for a Month, Here’s What Happened

“Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much”. – Michael Pollan Veganism is getting more and more popular around the world today, especially in younger generations. Being vegan means that you don’t eat…

Reduce.

We are destroying the Earth – and have to act on it now. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a report, the largest on global warming: a report that…

The Kings and Queens of Prince Street

I’m on Prince Street, SoHo, New York. As I walk down the busy streets, there is one thing that catches my eye. It’s not the galleries, nor the shops around me. It’s…

A Message From Mother Earth

  Dear Earthlets,   I hope you are okay. You are like my children. Well, you are killing me. I mean, cutting the trees and stuff. You know those kill me, right? You…

An Extra Ten Minutes Before Dinner?!

A few weeks ago I was walking in the streets of New York City, on my way to dinner with some friends and family. I had been walking for quite I while…

A Jean-ius Would Have Added Pockets

How come women’s jeans still lack pockets that are big enough for everyday items?   Shopping is an extremely hard task for me. I want specific things, and if I don’t find…

Central Park, New York City’s Backyard

New York is an amazing city, bustling with different people, sounds, and buildings. But New York can also get tiring sometimes. While everyone is in their apartments, sometimes they feel the need…

A Short Trip to Amman, Jordan

Amman is the capital of Jordan. Usually people stop here before they visit the famous Dead Sea and Petra. I recently spent a weekend and although it wasn’t to explore I still…

Cape Town: As Day Zero Approaches

CAPE TOWN – a city many described to me as one of the most beautiful in the world, but the three-year drought is starting to make life in the capital of South Africa…

After Lisbon: The Road To Porto – Portugal

LISBON; we’ve told you all about it in a previous article. (if you haven’t read it, click here) But what if after Lisbon, you want to visit the second most visited city in…

A Walk in the Toulouse Countryside

We spent an hour and a half walking in the countryside, near Toulouse. Here is a series of photographs we took during this journey.

New Year, New Beginnings

I know this is a very annoying title, but if you want to feel like you’ve done something in the new year, read this article. New Years is a time for many…

Lisbon In Seven Days

LISBON has become increasingly popular in recent years. We do not find this increase in popularity unusual. With its amazing streets and beautiful landscapes, which is popular. Lisbon, Europe’s sunniest capital, is…

2018 New Years Resolution Ideas

We are all very excited for 2018, and there’s not much left in 2017. So what are you going to do this year? Here are 35 ideas. (side note: you can use…