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Support Afikra!

Arab culture is deeply rich and afikra has developed the platform for communal exploration of Arab history and culture. I've had the honor of being a speaker exploring my favorite author and Arab poet - Kahlil Gibran (video below)

Consider supporting them to grow locally and globally through their annual fundraiser 

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Launching New Art Project in Amman

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Launching New Art Project in Amman

— Be Featured in New Art Project in Amman —

A R T x S T O R Y T E L L I N G

 

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The project will be the following:

  • Identify 8 local people living in Jordan
  • Interview 8 individuals separately to get their story, asking questions to identify their: 
  1. Why's in life (aka sense of purpose)
  2. Characteristics do they choose to lead life with
  3. Biggest things they identify themselves with could be country, religion, quote, people etc. No limits here just you. 
  4. What makes them happy 
  5. What do they want their legacy to be
  6. Additional questions (to be announced later)
  • Go to 8 separate locations to conduct a meaningful photoshoot for their portrait
  • Take their portraits and story and translate each individuals package into a meaningful painting where A R T meets S T O R Y T E L L I N G. 

Why Am I Doing This?

I have found too often people living a life without a strong sense of purpose and only working to pay their dues or living an assigned life. I am here to use the power of art and storytelling to show that you do not have to do that. Today more than ever you can do whatever it is you want, you can actually live your passion. 

Through these 8 people I want to showcase the power of their 'Why's', get people to become more vulnerable and hopefully inspire along the way to dig a bit deeper and live more consciously and with more purpose. Having a more conscious society always leads to a better economy. Jordan - let's dig in. 

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Afikra - Celebrating Arab Culture

This past month I had the beautiful honor of being invited to speak at Afikra, a community that celebrates Arab culture. Every presentor picks one question to answer related to Arabs, mine was of course related to famous poet, painter and author Kahlil Gibran. My question specifically was: What inspired Kahlil Gibran to write the Prophet? 

Watch my video as I share his story, the journey from Lebanon to US and how he created one of the best selling books worldwide. Enjoy!

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