Articles tagged with: Middle East

My Darling Clementines: Christmas Reflections From Morocco

clementineSusan notes: Carolyn Theriault is a Canadian expatriate who lived in Turkey when she wrote this blog post; she is now in Kurdistan. Theriault is a prolific blogger, twitterer, and self-confessed "snark." She's also the author of Stealing Fatima's Hand, "an unforgettable collection of narratives presenting an alternative view of Morocco."

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Polar Explorer Elham Al Qasimi With Riz Khan

elham-al-qassimi.jpgSusan notes: from sand to snow and back again - an interesting interview with a brave, thoughtful and driven young Emirati woman who has become a heroine to her countrywomen and men in the United Arab Emirates.

I love her quiet determination, her poise, maturity and humility.

Clearly this amazing young woman is going to "go far" in more ways than one. So this won't be the last we'll hear from her...

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Emirati Woman Leads Family Realty Firm

In a country where only a generation ago it was virtually unknown for women to work outside the home, young Emirati women such as Nadia Zaal are stepping into business leaderships positions with confidence and commitment.

nadia_zaal.jpgZaal, who is only in her twenties, is  the CEO of Zaya, an Abu Dhabi-based, family-owned realty company.

"I think women today are living in golden times and all you need is belief and dedication.

"Women are taking up the top and the most coveted positions in the professional field. It all boils down to what you believe in and how focused you are on realising your dreams. If you think positive and are aware of what you want in your life, it will manifest."

Gulf News (UAE)

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A Tribute to Huda Sosebee

Susan notes: Steve Sosebee wrote this tribute to his wife Huda on September 1, 2008, to kick off an effort to raise funds for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund. Steve told me in early 2009 that Huda had been diagnosed with leukemia; she died in July 15, 2009. Steve was, and still is, devasted by the loss of his beloved Huda. Theirs was a love and passion that few have the privilege of experiencing...

Posted By Steve Sosebee

It is hard to put into words the depth of my love, respect, admiration, attraction, and general friendship that I have for you.

You are more than just a wife, you are the foundation of my strength and the source that has brought joy and happiness into my life.

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