Doing Good

Everywhere sort of: and a tale of being in the New York Times

Dear Friends,

My Dad is from New York and I spent much my younger years living in suburban Chappaqua, with weekend trips to visit my grandmother who lived in Manhattan's Greenwich village.  

So I couldn't be more excited to be the subject of the New York Times Saturday Profile about my efforts to empower girls and women in Morocco through Project Soar and Agent GirlPower!  The article, written by fantastic journalist Marjorie Olster, was also chosen as an Editor's Pick and on the NYT homepage. It was also in the International paper version of the New York Times.  Such a milestone thrill for me.

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I'd love for you to take a read right here and let me know what you think! And please forward the story to anyone who might be interested in gender issues or the Middle East/North Africa/Morocco.  Thank you!

Love,

Maryam  

Marrakech: and a tale of a revealing

Dear friends,

It’s International Women’s Day.  If you are a woman, this day is for you, for me, for us.  Together.  Yes, one day alone seems paltry and shadowy thin.  But it’s a start. 

Today is also the launch of my new brand, Agent GirlPower, the Arab world’s first feminist fashion brand.  Perhaps Agent GirlPower is a way of making International Women’s Day more than just one day.  Making it an every day.  A way of investing in a belief of who we are as women, and the way we see the world: strong, confident, and ready to step up to the front lines together.  Because it will take a movement to bring about the changes we need when it comes to equality.  Yes?

Let me give you a glimpse into what I am trying to create.

If this inspired you somehow, please click through HERE and see what’s on offer.  I’d be so grateful for your support.

Love,

Maryam 

PS  Is Agent GirlPower a crazy dream?  Perhaps yes.  But what I know is this.  Inside each and every one of us is a crazy dream.  The belief in possibility.  The grasping for something higher and brighter and better.  Here’s to that dream for all of us.

Project Soar: and a tale of empowering girls

Project Soar: and a tale of empowering girls

Dear friends, 

I have been thinking a lot about my purpose lately.  This involves questions like, Why was I put on this planet? How can I better be the person that I want to be?  What will my legacy be?

Do you have those discussions with yourself, too?

I think all of us want to be good and compassionate people.  We want to help.  We want to give back but sometimes it's hard to figure out what to do and how to do it.  We say to ourselves, I am just one person.  What can I really do?