My neighbor brought me traditional food to celebrate Eid Mawlid Nebawi al Sharif (the prophet’s birthday). ❤️❤️❤️

What I Learned About Headscarves

After leaving the hammam (bathhouse), the matron put a scarf over my wet hair so I wouldn’t catch a cold. In the west, headscarves have a strong religious and political connotation. However, in Morocco, they are ubiquitous and serve many purposes: from shielding a lady from a sandstorm to adding a cute accessory to finish... Continue Reading →

This "djellaba" is the dress traditionally worn by Moroccan women when they leave the house. My student's mom made this for me as a gift. Is is very comfortable and flattering!

Jewish-Muslim Solidarity

I had the opportunity to attend the Moroccan Jewish University, a weekend of learning about Moroccan Jewish history and culture sponsored by the Mimouna Association, a Moroccan NGO which works to promote understanding between Jews and Muslims.

Starting a New Career

I have been living in Morocco for three months today. I am full of gratitude for my life here. I have learned and grown so much and so quickly. First, I co-taught with Head Teacher Khadija, who showed me how to keep students engaged through movement and games. Then, for the first time, I taught... Continue Reading →

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