My work is a reflection of who I was, who I am, and who I aspire to be. The one thing that I can say with confidence about me is that I am passionate about what I do.

I am a hybrid. I’m a bilingual; I am a graduate of western education still I am a proud Arab and Muslim woman. I have been the “other” in many geographical and cultural settings, whether because of my race, or gender, or religion. I have experienced others’ prejudices and learnt about their stereotypes first-hand. I have been reduced to a “type” in many cases, and people missed out the opportunity to know me as a unique individual. I made it my business to expose the misconceptions and stereotypes about us and talk directly to the West and educate them. I have become a public speaker on this topic. I have also authored a book “Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media” that I have dedicated to all women from all backgrounds, because as much as our uniqueness some times divide us, we are after all the same.