My career path has taken me to remote desert villages in the Jordanian Al Naqab (Negev) desert to work with the Bedouin and to Bangkok to work with a human rights NGO. These opportunities allowed me to explore the surrounding countries/cultures and enlighten my perceptions of the world and the people around me.
I learned to cook elaborate meals and enjoy zoning out, listening to music and cooking a Massaman Curry, a traditional Phad Thai from scratch or inventing a new salad.....ooooh and by the way I LOVE Thai food....especially the spicy stuff.
I grew up in a close knit feminist family in which I learned that gender roles are merely social suggestions and not rules. My grandmother was a world champion athlete and spent her life destroying gender norms and teaching her daughters to do the same, she is one of the biggest inspirations in my life.