Published by The New York Times, May 19, 2016. More than two years after Putin annexed the peninsula, the world has turned a blind eye.
Published by The Huffington Post, Nov. 2015. In a new play, Ryan Haddad explores the double marginalization he faces for being both gay and disabled, and how difficult it often is for him to find a date.
Published by Ms. Magazine, Nov. 2015. A film biopic about innovative reporter Nellie Bly and her epic undercover investigation into a women’s insane asylum opens nationwide this month.
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For more than 200 years, the Crimean Tatars struggled to free their native land, the Crimean Peninsula, from Russian domination. By 2014, many believed their long battle was finally coming to a good end. They were wrong. This documentary film tells the little-known story of the Crimean Tatars. It recounts their rich and often tragic history, from ancient times to the aftermath of the 2014 Russian invasion and annexation of their homeland. It is a story of betrayal, courage and, above all, hope. For despite all that they have faced, the Crimean Tatars remain undaunted in their struggle for freedom.
Winner of the Best International Film Award at the 2016 DC Independent Film Festival, and the Best Documentary Film Award at the 2016 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival. 2015 Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Silver Award Winner. Film has screened at several international film festivals and professional venues, including the European Parliament in Brussels.
Published by Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Oct. 2015. As Vodafone’s first Qatari female executive, Dalya Ahmed Al-Khalaf is shattering the glass ceiling and expanding career roles for all Qatari women. Here, her words of wisdom make for an inspiring read.
Published in the DIFI Family Research Proceedings: Vol. 2015 1, 4. Journal published by Qatar Foundation. Winner of Best Paper Award in “The Role of State Policies on Family Formation and Stability” pillar.
Published by Role Reboot, April 2015. No matter how many anti-fat shaming and body acceptance posts I read and share, the feeling of inadequacy returns.
Published by Harper’s Bazaar (Arabia), April 2015. Modern-day Renaissance Woman Maryah Al-Dafa is an emerging entrepreneur and fashion powerhouse in Qatar. She might even be her country’s next ambassador.