Spirit Companion: Deer
Favorite Quote: “They said, ‘You are a savage and dangerous woman.’ I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.” Nawal Al Saadawi
Elsa is a Lebanese cultural and social activist, aspiring historian, political artist, and mobilizer based in New York City. She hold’s a Masters’ Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, focused on the concept of silenced histories and the case of the disappeared in post civil war Beirut. In parallel to her day to day work, her interests and skills surround the fields of feminist Human Rights, Digital Security, Advocacy, Middle Eastern History Politics and Activism, Artivism, Philanthropy and Justice.
She grew up in Lebanon, and moved to New York to pursue my studies, all the while holding her dream for strategic and collective change in my region by and through local communities. In her free time she likes listening to and possibly singing Nina Simone, songwriting and playing music, birdwatching, taking care of cacti, anime and nerding. She speaks Arabic, English, French (She also understand a little Farsi, Turkish and Spanish).