1. Where are you from? Where are you currently living?
I'm from Hamburg, currently living in Berlin.
2. What is your professional background?
Communication, Art and Design, Education & Teaching, Media, Science
3. What are you most passionate about and why?
About writing. Storytelling. A good story shows us, who we are, who we can be; and it connects us, all over the world. The process of writing is magical.
4. Do you have any projects/organisation/business that you want to share with us?
abschiedvondenillusionen.de, erzaehlpartner.org, rewrite-the-future.de
5. Why did you decide to start these projects?
Write. Understand. Transform. Grow. Connect.
6. Great! Please tell us more about it.
The universal theme I explore in writing circles around identity. Who are we, what do we stand for? Not as an individual. Also as a society. We must change, in a changing world. The project brings together refugees from Syria and german authors, to develop universal stories of the experience of exile, alienation, fear, uncertainty and on the other side, hope, a new beginning, growing and change.
7. What was the most difficult or challenging thing to start with?
A new story.
8. Where do you currently need support in the project?
We still have open space for refugees, that are willing to share their views, opinions and give an insight in their lives, work together with German authors.
9. Do you have an advice for other women?
We are stronger that we think we are. Believe in your guts.
10. What would you tell your younger self?