Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran

“When you’re traveling, you are what you are, right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road” -William Least Heat-Moon This quote always comes to mind before and during my travels. As I am sitting on my bed writing this post, my almost-packed suitcase sits on […]


Wadjda–the story of a young girl in an Islamic country

Firstly, I would like to thank Sarah Smallwood for arranging this movie night at Gray Owl Coffee and thank Gray Owl Coffee for allowing us to set up  this event at their location. Wadjda is a Saudi Arabian film that showcases a small part of the life of an eleven-year-old Saudi girl. She struggles to fully express […]

How being “globally engaged” will bring success to my career

Being “globally engaged” is very critical in today’s society and one’s career. If people were to think of themselves as only citizens of a certain country, then there would be no growth in diversity. All human beings need to view themselves as world citizens, meaning that they would speak up when they witness an act […]