Soul Roots: Ancestry, Food, Love

Soul Roots is a project of love in honor and dedication to my grandmothers, Taita Elaine Ghawi and Abuelita Julia Chahine– the women who shaped my identity. Our brand celebrates...

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My Levantine-Latin Abuelita

Abuelita was for me, an enigma... a quiet image of class, fashion and beauty. I still marvel at her straight nose and antique elegance-- not to mention her collection of...

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The Summer of 2020

My husband and I met in graduate school in 2000.  Early on, we decided the most impactful work we could do in our chosen field of international development would be...

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