Arabic Tattoos, Poetry, Dialects, and Tips for Learners! With Dr. Kevin Blankinship

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https://youtu.be/MF4TRoNyFX8 I tend to get excited about other non-native Arabic speakers. Today's guest was no exception!  I actually discovered Dr. Kevin Blankinship when I Googled "Arabic tattoos" (just checking how my video was doing)...an article from The Atlantic came up about the topic, I found him on Twitter, and the rest is...well, in the video above! In this chat we discuss Arabic tattoos, poetry, travel in the Middle East, the poet Al-Mutanabbi, and so much MORE!…

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The Arabic Quotes in my Home and What They Mean

The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak is one of my all-time favorite books.  I read it in Arabic & English and cried both times. So much wisdom in there...and when you read the title "40 Rules of Love" - it may sound like a sappy romance novel. It's not that kind of love...(to quote Oprah's talk at Stanford) "but the kind of love that really counts, the kind of love that when everything…

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“I Want Be Your Dog” and Other WEIRD Messages I’ve Received

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https://youtu.be/KoQ62PF8i4o Over the years, I've accumulated a number of interesting messages from Snapchat/Instagram viewers. Today I'm going to share some of my favorite/noteworthy messages with you. I'm grateful for the admiration, humbled by the poetry, and nonplussed at the multiple requests to be my dog. Hope you enjoy!  As always, please LIKE and SUB <3  Love, Shannon Liked the vid? Subscribe to my Youtube Channel here! Reading one of these gems Comments? Questions? Tips for…

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Want to Work ABROAD? Check out my chat with Arjoon Bose of General Mills

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https://youtu.be/_glCqv0VR9k Arjoon Bose has a very cool job.... As the head of Marketing-Culture and Brand Experience (Europe & Australasia) at General Mills, he works out of London but liaises with teams all over the region. He kindly agreed to chat with us about his journey working abroad--from L'Oreal in India to Paris to London to General Mills, Bose has gone from face creams to ice creams and everything in between.  Some takeaways for those hoping to…

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Addressing the Backlash re: Sara’s Story

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As an ex-Mormon, I can relate... Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well!As some of you may know (if you follow my personal instagram), yesterday's video led to a few interesting comments:The one in Arabic reads (roughly): You too? Don't talk, no one cares. I also got this message: Clearly, some people were upset that I posted a video that included a conversation about divorce rules in Saudi Arabia. I got a sense that they felt…

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Why I Switched from GoDaddy to Dreamhost

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When a host isn’t considerate of his/her guest, the guest may start to look elsewhere. I started using Godaddy for my website back in 2014. They were the perfect one-stop shop for my domain, DNS registration, hosting...everything I could ever hope to need to keep my website up and running. In fact, this is my first-ever GoDaddy bill for our site (in UAE dirhams, because I was living in Dubai at the time): My total…

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