How would you like to introduce yourself?
An ever-moving woman who finds roots in the movement. Mother of 2 kids, one born in France and one in California; myself born in Tunisia – only this could tell the story of who I am.
What is your biggest struggle right now?
Borders. Paperwork for borders. Being apart from loved ones because of borders. The freedom of movement is a concern I have been having for years and a continuous fight I’d never give up on. I worked hard for my studies and career to own that “eligibility” of freedom of movement even though I believe we all are equal and should move around a planet that is ours.
What and who inspires you?
Not a specific person but all people out there who have a passion and go after it, especially women, mothers and above all solo moms. I feel like I know what it takes to raise kids while working but I know I have no idea of what it takes to do that alone. Always taking my hat off to solo moms!
Also always inspired by Tunisian women who continuously fight for women and human rights and never give up. Their existence is the essence of Tunisia, and I feel proud to know many of them.
Worst and Best Memory?
Worst: losing a friend and not having seen he’s been struggling before he decided to leave it all.
Best: An immense feeling of freedom I felt only twice in my life: the day Ben Ali fled Tunisia and the country got free after 55 years of dictatorship and the moment I was walking back home on my last day of work before my husband and I started traveling around the world for a year.
What advice will you give?
Always listen to your inner self. Your inner self is YOUR soul, YOUR mind, YOUR nature. You are unique and you are stronger than what you think you are.
Also, watch as many sunrises and sunsets as you can. It’s very hard today to focus on the present moment and I feel the sun coming and going is what could be the strongest (and the most beautiful) anchor to the present we could have.
Throughout your personal journey, what do you want people to remember?
That they felt loved and respected when they were around me, that I tried to bring them joy and comfort as much as I could – listening, laughing, dancing, joking, and cooking for them.
How do you like to wear your OSAY?
I wear my OSAY shoes effortlessly, on the go, and this is what I love about them.
What do you like the most about your OSAY?
Always packing them when I travel to warm places, they are so compact and make my shorts/shirt outfit in travels look way better!.