Inktober 2017 Half Marathon Challenge: Experience and Lessons Learnt

If you follow me on Instagram (@asilhassanrashid), or if you read my last post, then you know that I attempted my first Inktober challenge ever this year, the challenge being to draw a drawing every day in pen or ink for 31 days in October and post them on social…

Destigmatizing the idea of children with special needs in Egypt

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Rola Moemen, an Egyptian woman and mother of a beautiful little girl, called Tala, for a feature I was writing on her. Over the course of 2 hours she told me an incredible story. The story of…

Fall/winter garden update

The last time I wrote about my patio garden it was in its spring glory. My creeper was lush, and most of my plants had flowered. They’ve maintained their foliage throughout the summer. However, I bought new plants and did some reorganizing. While early fall seemed to be…

A Day Well Spent at Sara’s Organic Farm

“Ever wondered how to take yummy, drool-worthy pictures of food like the ones routinely splattered across Instagram and on various food blogs? Apparently, there’s a whole art, nay science to it.” Read the full article I wrote for The Daily Crisp http://thedailycrisp.com/the-art…

MomPreneurs: Bridging the gap between motherhood and enterpreneurship

Around a month ago, a good friend of mine invited me to an event organized by Expand Business Development (a consultancy that specializes in helping people start and expand their own businesses) and which she co-hosted, called Mompreneurs, all about women who became successful entrepreneurs after they had children…