Women’s Rights

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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SUSIE of ARABIA: Chess Chump – Photobook Photography Article

SUSIE of ARABIA: Chess Chump “In a few days I am going to lose two World Champion titles – one by one. Just because I decided not to go to Saudi Arabia. Not to play by someone’s rules, not to wear abaya, not to be accompanied getting outside, and altogether not to feel myself a secondary creature. Exactly one year ago I won these two titles and was about the happiest person in the chess world but this time I…

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Changes | Under the Abaya – Photobook Photography Article

Changes | Under the Abaya Tomorrow marks one year since I posted on this blog.  This month marks 10 years since I first moved to Saudi. Was it a coincidence that I felt the urge to write this evening, or was it my remembering how writing used to help me make sense of my inner world and to relieve certain amounts of stress and anxiety? Either way, I guess it’s time for an update. So much has changed in my…

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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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