women’s issues

From Florida to Jeddah — Women on the Road – Photobook Photography Article

From Florida to Jeddah — Women on the Road I just realized that I failed to post about an updated interview I did with “Women on the Road” back in March 2018. My original interview was done in about 2010.  A lot has happened here in Saudi Arabia since I first moved here in 2007, and a lot has happened even since this updated interview 2 short years ago.  To me it’s really interesting to realize all the changes that…

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Voices of Arabia Podcast and Susie’s Story Event – Photobook Photography Article

Voices of Arabia Podcast and Susie’s Story Event Aswat: Voices of Arabia is a podcast featuring a variety of interviews of women living in Saudi Arabia.  It was conceived by Robyn, a South African whose home has been Jeddah for the past fifteen years.  Despite having spent so many years in the Magic Kingdom, her knowledge about life outside her compound’s walls was limited – so she decided it was time to make the effort to learn more about the…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Widowed in Saudi Arabia – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Widowed in Saudi Arabia Several years ago in 2009, I brought you the true cautionary tale of a British woman who was widowed in Saudi Arabia.  In the four part series, I detailed the struggles of the woman and her children when her Saudi husband passed away and how her husband’s family trapped the woman and her children in Saudi Arabia for ten long years.   By late 2010, the family managed to finally escape from the country…

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SUSIE of ARABIA: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates SUSIE of ARABIA: Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates Pages Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates I just watched “Ladies First: Saudi Arabia’s Female Candidates,” a short New York Times video documentary regarding the historic elections in Saudi Arabia last December.  The film features three different Saudi women who were not only granted the right to vote in local municipal elections for the first time ever last year, but who also…

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“You’re Lucky You Are Cute!” – Photobook Photography Article

“You’re Lucky You Are Cute!” “You’re lucky you are cute.  If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be sitting here next to me.” I can’t tell you how many times my husband has said that to me over the years.  While I feel like he is mostly joking, deep down I can’t help but think that there must be some truth to it.  Lucky for me, he still thinks I am cute at age 65.  Lucky for me, he likes chubby women!…

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