While searching for a cure for cancer in Jordan, Penelope Shihab made a scientific breakthrough that would go on to revolutionize the beauty industry and have Hollywood come knocking on her door for a drop of her proprietary beauty elixir!
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“What can we build if we mobilize 12 million people from around the world?” asks Derrar Ghanem, founder of an online platform empowering Palestinians – from the West Bank, to Gaza, to those in diaspora – to come together, create initiatives, and raise funds.
In a time when the word ‘influencer’ is redefined to refer to foodies, fashionistas, and beauty and fitness gurus on social media, Aya Aghabi is blogging and carving her own space on the web to make Jordan wheelchair accessible; doing what we like to refer to as ‘creating REAL influence’.
Malak Mattar first started painting during the 2014 to limn the horrors of war in her hometown of Gaza. Fast forward to 2018 and 18-year-old Mattar is now Palestine's art emissary, representing her people's struggles the world over.