I have been thinking of starting this blog for quite a while now. Have thought of it over and over again and have never found the time to sit down and get all of my thoughts together. Recent events in the area got me thinking, if a group of people can come together to topple dictators and tyrannical governments, I can definitely find some time in my busy schedule to give the world a peek into the daily life of a traditional middle eastern woman.
First off, a few facts about me: I’m a Middle Eastern gal that grew up here globetrotting all of her life. I’ve camped in Petra and walked through Wadi Moussa; I’ve touched the sky at Burj Khalifa and heard the moazen from the Sheikh Zayed Mosque; I’ve driven through the streets of Riyadh (shhhhh!) and been accused of indecency by their religious police; I’ve climbed the great Pyramids, and marched in Tahrir square; I’ve haggled in Souk al-Hamidiyeh and have walked through the great Umayyad mosque; I’ve hung out with American soldiers and admired the beauty of the Pearl and Oyster fountain in Doha; and, finally, I’ve celebrated Eid al Fitr with my extended cousins in Beirut and enjoyed the Sunset at SkyBar.
This blog is intended to give you a glimpse of how my experiences, travels, and cultural encounters along with my work have contributed in defining who I am. This blog is the story of a woman who discovers herself. It is not mine alone to tell so I invite you to help me write it.
I see this space as a sanctuary for women who have chosen to join me in unveiling themselves. This is by no means a call to disrespect the hijab but instead an opportunity to appreciate the women who wear it.
If you would like to contribute please email me at womanunveiled at gmail dot com