Welcome & Some Exciting Personal News!

Welcome!

I recently re-vamped my website, deleting old blog posts from when I was in college and curating articles to reflect what I have been working on for the past two years, rather a disorganized mess.

As far as my recent work, I wrote articles about the summer from Hell–both Palestine and Ferguson for Vanity Fair, VICE and Al Jazeera America. In more positive news, I got to make my first video, a series of interviews with Arab-American leaders from around New York City for the new Take On Hate campaign–a welcome and long-overdue campaign addressing hate crimes against Arab, Muslim and Sikh Americans in the years following 9/11.

Right now, I’m writing weekly posts about the 2014 midterms for Al Jazeera America’s blog the Scrutineer. Here is my latest, on the Republican PAC’s that are still relentlessly trying to frame Republican candidates as pro-woman, even in the wake of the recently passed House Bill 2 (HB2) legislation that will severely limit abortion access.

Beirut's famous Pigeon Rocks

Beirut’s famous Pigeon Rocks

As for my exciting personal news, at the end of this month I will be moving to Beirut to freelance further and study Arabic! I plan to document stories about Syrian refugees, Palestinian refugees, resistance to ISIL and hopefully many of the more culture-based stories from the Middle East that rarely reach the west in our war-saturated media. You can follow me on Twitter, subscribe to my TinyLetter newsletter or watch this space to stay up to date with my most recent work. I am always looking for more places to write for, so if you read and enjoy my coverage about places like Palestine and Syria, please reach out.