Learning Arabic in the Middle East: chat with Emily Naz

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https://youtu.be/k-9u8OiQpq4 I initially met Emily Naz a few months ago. She reached out to me on Instagram to ask if I'd be okay doing an Insta Live session about Arabic, my experience in Dubai, etc. etc. -- I had a blast and was impressed by her enthusiasm for the language...so much so that I knew we had to sit down for another session.Emily Naz is a grad student from upstate NY. She is currently enrolled…

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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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“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 Did You Break Up? Chat with Khaled about Marriage and Divorce in Saudi Arabia ليش انفصلتوا؟

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https://youtu.be/Bvt05eZAwTU Ana Luisa Holiday Campaign + My Interview with Khaled! First -- for those of you watching the video, you'll see the promo I did for Ana Luisa jewelry's holiday 2020 campaign -- thank you AL NY! Love my new bling. Remember to check them out here:https://www.analuisa.com/shannonch Here are some timestamps to help you navigate: 03:18 - Background on marriages in KSA06:17 - Pre-proposal07:08 - نظرة شرعية - "first meeting"08:40 - After the first meeting10:36…

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