LAS HIJAS Y LAS VIOLETAS DEL ANÁHUAC

Arts, History, Inspiration

Writing is one of those things that I always took for granted. It wasn’t a right or a privilege or anything special, really. We all did it. Of course at some point we were taught, we learned. I distinctly remember…

THE LONG LASTING SEARCH OF A “MAMA”

History, Inspiration

“Costa, sierra y selva” – the coast, the mountains and the jungle. In Peru, three different worlds coexist but mutually ignore each other. The journey from chaotic Lima to Ayacucho, a small city in the Andes, lasts almost 10hours. The…

SEEDS OF PEACE AND HOPE

Arts, Features, Inspiration, Lifestyle

“When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and hope.” Wangari Maathai once stated. Wangari Maathai, the legendary environmentalist who became the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy…

BEHIND HIM, HEDY LAMARR

Arts, History, Inspiration

I decided to dedicate a series of articles to women who contributed so much during their lives for the benefit of ours and have received very little reward or recognition. A series that I call BEHIND HIM. I found inspiration…

FROM SYRIA TO VANCOUVER

Inspiration

As a child of first generation immigrants I can recall running in and out of the kitchen while my mother and her friends cooked colorful basmati rice, goat meat and chicken steak. Whether the occasions was a wedding, funeral, Eid,…

NILOOFAR RAHMANI: NO EXCUSES

Inspiration

It is natural to associate the concept of “the first” with the idea of “past,” as if the time to establish new records has gone and now the time to beat what used to be the best has come. However, it both…

SHE IS BOSS: SISTER ROSETTA THARPE

Arts, Inspiration, Media Entertainment

…She could outplay Chuck.  She could out-sing Aretha.  And she influenced everyone from Elvis to Rod.” (Richard Williams) Sister Rosetta Tharpe. What a force of nature. What a breakthrough in modern music history.  If you haven’t been introduced to Sister…

Skip to toolbar