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Hollywood gets wrong about Arabs

What Hollywood gets WRONG about Arabs, The Middle East, and Arabic

I had no intention of making a video about this topic until 20 minutes before I started filming… No really. I’m serious. There I was, in front of the mirror finishing up my makeup, thinking “today I’ll film my Q&A about relationships” — backstory: there’s a list of 12 questions that I had written for […]

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Lake Tahoe Mt Tallac

First Time in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Mt. Tallac

My first trip to Lake Tahoe happened in mid-September, the same time as the fires in the Bay area (then again, I’m struggling to remember a summer/fall without fires in California…)!  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to leave LA for a few days and stay in a house in South Lake Tahoe. That […]

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Ivy League to Community College: Back to School with Shannon

Hello and happy fall semester!  After graduating from Wharton in 2010, I never thought that I would go back to school. Honestly, I figured that anything I needed to know I could just ‘google’ and ‘youtube.’  But less than 18 months after graduation, I was already back in class. It wasn’t a formal “college” where […]

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