Storydwelling is back on Monday night!! I’m so excited to introduce you to my guest Iman Jodeh, founder of @meetmiddleeast • She is absolutely brilliant and doing extraordinary work right here in the Denver community and across the world. Check out her bio and get this on your calendar 📆March 26!
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Please share as well!! Here’s a bit about Iman:
Iman is the Executive Director and Founder of the locally (Denver, CO) based non-profit, Meet the Middle East (MTME), which fosters relationships between the US and the Middle East through education and immersion travel.
As a first-generation Palestinian American, Iman is fluent in Arabic and maintains a second home in Ramallah, Palestine. Using her background and education, she offers alternative travel opportunities for Americans to Palestine, Israel, Jordan and Egypt that are otherwise unseen in the West. She also locally hosts cultural and educational programs through MTME for those unable to travel to insure exposure to the Middle East.
Entities ranging from Children’s Hospital to the US Districts Attorney’s Office often call on her expertise to consult about the geo-political situation of the Middle East or Islam.
As the Spokeswoman for the Colorado Muslim Society, Iman also plays a major role in representing Muslims on a variety of social justice areas statewide. She sits on the Board of Directors at the Colorado Interfaith Alliance and the Village Exchange Center, representing the Muslim community.
Iman lectures at the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program and teaches The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: From Ancient History to Today’s Headlines as well as Life Under Occupation: A Palestinian Perspective.
In 2006, she received her master’s in Public Policy from the University of Colorado at Denver where she focused her graduate studies on urban redevelopment #storydwelling #story #listen #crosscultural #music #conversation #interview #livecast #facebooklive #heatherlynmusic #relationship #community
The world needs people who have come alive! Let’s set aside the lies, doubts, whatever it is that keep us from being who we truly, authentically are. Let’s let go of all the things that hold us back from living the passions of our souls and the callings in our hearts. We only have so much time on this planet - let’s do what we came here to do! #live #alive #liveyourpassion #love
When you’re tired AF but you know you just took on these several full, demanding days on like a boss and you can finally have a little rest in the satisfaction that even though you made some goof ups and even though it wasn’t all exactly as you wanted - it was real and worthwhile and of benefit to others. They told you so, so you can be glad and grateful, and at least for today, know you’ve done what you came here to do, and that’s good and right and beautiful - even if it’s tiring and messy and costly at times. #gratitude #beyou #liveyourpassion #breathe #workhardplayhard #selfie #selfiesunday #communitysupportedart
My mantra today inspired by a call with dear friends and cohorts of @sheiscalledconversations • I sometimes wonder why I so often struggle with voices in my head that make me feel unworthy, like my voice doesn’t matter quite as much, or why that feeling of defeat or smallness so insidiously creeps in and keeps me from sharing all I could with others. • Thank you @carlarge @paulastonewilliams @rachaelmcclair @instituteonintimacy and Jeana for being who you are, for all the incredible ways you show up in the world, share your gifts, and shine your light. I’m grateful we believe in and encourage one another. 🙏🏼💞 Can’t wait for She Is Called in Denver in May!! Https://www.sheiscalled.com/events/ #friendship #selfworth #community #sheiscalled #youareworthit #shine #share #love #believe
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Love is not earned; it’s not a privilege.
Love is not a performance-based bonus for work well done.
Love is a basic human right. It’s not finite. You can fling it around generously like a mega-lottery winner in Vegas and you have as much at the end of the night as when you started. Sometimes you have more.
Love. Love more.
Love until it fills in all the empty spaces. .
Love until the excess oozes out the seams and threatens to split the one you love wide open.
Read more on our blog today about how it costs all of NOT to love freely & preemptively.
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#parkland #LoveAnyway #preemptiveLove #love #onelove #makelovenotwar
Slide for description. :) Children’s Fountain. #denver #colorado #park
These are such fun and beautiful times! People who are in different parts of your life often end up meeting or you discover more interconnection than you realized exists in your realms. And you get to enjoy LIVE music right in the comfort of your living room or backyard!! Be in touch if you’d like to host one! Maybe for a special occasion or simply for fun! #houseconcert #singersongwriter #invite #livemusic #music #creativelife #musician
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Photo @Hammond_Robin. I had the privilege of shooting the cover of this month’s special issue on Race. 11 year old twins Millie (right) and Marcia (left) are from Birmingham, United Kingdom. Their mother calls them her “rainbow twins.” “They’re my miracles” she says. Race is a made-up label used to define and separate us. In its special race issue, @NatGeo reports on the origins of scientific racism and how it has defined society as we know it. #IDefineMe. I’ll be sharing more images from the cover shoot and the feature I shot on genetics and race at @Hammond_Robin
Exploring Denver. Savoring Beauty. See previous post. :) #denver #beauty #walk #iphontography #hdr
Creative Process flows from a Creative Life. This week I got into a bit of a funk and had to process how and why my head began to go to dark, strange insensible spaces around my self worth as a song artist. One result of that process is that I feel drawn to a recommitment to savor beauty and to seek it out - not that I stopped noticing beauty, but artists need at least as much input as output. The flow wasn’t matching for me and that’s a crucial part of self care for artists to keep serving and sharing their gifts. I find I forget this sometimes and need to get back to the heart of all of it. My creative soul needs the nourishment of small adventures, artistic play without expectation of immediate outcome, and just a few more regular pauses to breathe in the beauty that’s right before me. Jason and I explored a bit more of Denver today and I‘m grateful for so much 🙏🏼💜🌷. #creativelife #creative #creativesoul #create #play #beauty #artistsdate