Tara of Arabia

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Tara of Arabia
just another kid trying to navigate the Middle East. Wellesley grad, Arabic learner, researcher
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  • perceptions, masculinity, and politicizing tragedy: some thoughts without conclusions 6 months ago Perceptions."Is it safe in the U.S.?"Last year, I helped a Jordanian friend apply for a Fulbright to America. The application form asks where applicants would be willing to live: urban or rural? Diverse or homogeneous? East Coast, West Coast, South, or Midwest? My friend asked where would be the...
  • things that happened this week: being a woman, Ambassador Ford, and what are you? 8 months ago I wasn't going to write, but then I felt guilty, because I'm a woman. Not that women are more predisposed to guilt, or that I feel guilty for having two X chromosomes. They're alright. But there's been a lot of discussion lately about how women don't put their voices out there enough, and how...
  • let's write again? 9 months ago It's been awhile. I'm still in the states, a quarter of a way through a grad program, and somewhat settled in DC (though still emotionally connected to the Levant).Two reasons for picking this up again:I read my friends' blogs. As someone both lucky and cursed to have good friends scattered across...
  • words I can't live without 1 year ago I'm (recently) back stateside, and only slightly reeling from reverse culture shock. My time in Switzerland last month served as a pretty decent decompression zone after a year in the Middle East. I re-learned how to cross streets at crosswalks, wait in single-file lines, and accept prices without...
  • tuesday 1 year ago I spent this morning at home, actively neglecting emails and recycling old wine (read: vinegar) into a hearty tomato sauce. While washing dishes, my doorbell rang. And continued ringing. There's a boy's school nearby, so I thought maybe some kids were messing with me. I peered out my peephole but...

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Keith Siegel
06:35 AM December 23, 2012

Insightful interesting blog, Keep it up!

Thaer
16:49 PM December 04, 2013

hi Tara :) , so what is it that you do here in Jordan ?

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