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Hi Yasmin, have been following you for a while. I'm a food writer/cookbook author living in Italy now for many years, though I have British-Australian/Japanese heritage and grew up in China. I have a background in art restoration and fine arts, love history, writing and food and the way it connects us.

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Salam Yasmin joon! Congratulation on this exciting Substack project. I love the multi-facades of it. I really think we need the subject of hope now more than ever, as we're constantly discussing the broken systems.

I'm on Iranian food writer and photographer based in Rome and my first cookbook is being published super soon, and its American edition has your quote on the cover. Yay!

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Feb 13Liked by Yasmin Khan

My name is Meta, living in The Netherlands. Bought my IP a few weeks ago and hope to learn a lot.

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Feb 11Liked by Yasmin Khan

Hi there - I'm an environmentalist and non-profit leader in Vancouver, Canada. I'm interested in ocean conservation (and conservation writ large) and making environmental justice a core part of the conversation in the environmental movement. I'm passionate about food and cooking, gardening, books (and cookbooks ofcourse) and theatre/the arts. I love how your books meld food, culture and social commentary - all things I'm keenly interested in.

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Feb 8Liked by Yasmin Khan

I'm Rob Bartolotta, and I'm a workforce and disability advocate and researcher in the United States. One of my big areas of interest is how intersectional identities, such as being a recent immigrant while also having a disability, impact how an individual interacts with social service systems and society writ large. I first became aware of you, Yasmin, through your cookbooks.

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Feb 7Liked by Yasmin Khan

I am Hanadi El Diri from Lebanon.

A reporter in Annahar newspaper for the past 28 years. I cover the Arts and Culture scene.

Am launching my blog

A dreamer in Beirut

next week.

Am interested in everything that is beautiful.

We are living in Hell in Lebanon and i do my best to highlight all that is hopeful in this world.

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Feb 7Liked by Yasmin Khan

I am Mandi Baldry and I live in Johannesburg. I also love Elif Shafak, the middle east and South Asia. I am particularly interested in conversations around climate resilience

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Feb 7Β·edited Feb 7Liked by Yasmin Khan

You forgot to mention pomegranats! LOL! ;)

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Feb 7Liked by Yasmin Khan

I'm Natascha and I am a political sociologist, researcher and lecturer. I live in Aberdeen in beautiful Scotland. I am keen to talk more about wellbeing and resilience because my social research - mainly alongside people in violence-affected communities and/or contexts of informality - is all about what makes people resilient (though there are lots of problems with this term, of course, and with the ways a discourse of resilience is sometimes used by powerful actors...) and what constitutes wellbeing in different cultural, socio-political and ecological settings.

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