Monthly Archives: June 2014

Peace out Istanbul; Hello Mogadisho!

Tonight, I’ll be saying goodbye to Istanbul, a city that has been my home for the past five months. Saying adios will be bitter-sweet, for there is much I will truly miss about this crazy place, but there’s also a lot of shit I look forward to never dealing with again (holla!). In an effort […]

When female genital mutilation (FGM) and Western cultural ignorance collide

I hate reading about female genital mutilation (FGM) from Western media outlets. For those that don’t know, FGM  comprises “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. The often traumatizing procedure is concentrated in Africa (particularly 29 countries) and the Middle East, […]

On creativity and inner-peace: Searching for Sugar Man, a documentary

Hello blogosphere! After a mini-hiatus, I’m back and feeling good. I’m officially done my term in Istanbul! Cannot believe that 4 months has passed by – absolute insanity. I’m still in Istanbul though, but I’m out at the end of the month to start off my new adventure, aka = SOMALIA (!) This year is […]