Earlier this week, we met Nermine, an Egyptian-born women who at the age of 22 received the distinctive honor of being named a diplomat. After she fell in love and married, Nermine left that post, but not the diplomatic corps, as she now travels the world practicing the “art of forging bonds” in every new country she calls home.
TODAY, in this powerful bonus episode, Nermine shares how she leveraged her Arabic, knowledge of Middle Eastern culture, diplomatic skills, and empathy as a woman to embark on an incredible project of empowerment for Syrian refugee women.
Together, Nermine and her new friends figured out how to leverage the power of their food stories - not simply as refugees, but as women, excellent cooks, and ambassadors of Syrian culture - to generate income and start new lives.
This project brought Nermine a profound appreciation for the power of food stories and reconnected her personally to her Egyptian roots. Enjoy this powerful story.
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