My roots are Egyptian and I was born and raised in Canada. My personality and outlook on life derive from both cultural influences. I'm a journalist, editor and economic analyst with a decade of experience in the Gulf region, Egypt and Canada. My current passions are learning Arabic (finally), and discovering new layers of my faith in God and spirituality. I've sought to start blogging for some time in order to share my insights into life, faith, relationships and women's rights in Islam, drawing on my personal experiences as much as possible. Egypt's revolution last year was the catalyst that inspired me to start.