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Episode 52 in English: Fleeting Acts in Beirut


We talked to the incredibly talented gay Lebanese photographer, Munir Abdallah, based in Beirut.  This conversation is what has really inspired Ellie to genuinely want to visit Lebanon for the first time in her adult life.  Munir’s candidness and openness about queer life in Beirut was very cathartic to hear about and talk about.  Munir has photographed queer beauty in the form of sexual expression.  Munir celebrates the beauty of the nude human form, and his photography is very direct and feels liberating to look at.  His recent exhibition, “Fleeting Acts,” received many positive and appreciative responses in Beirut.  Follow Munir on Instagram @munir.a.abdallah.
To get a glimpse of this exhibit, check out: https://bcplebanon.org/blog/fleeting-acts/.

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Episode 15 in Arabic: Aseel & “You be You”!

الحلقه ١٥ بالعربي: لقاء مع اسيل الحمصي. تكلمنا عن تجربه اسيل في ترجمه كتاب “كن نفسك” إلى اللغه العربي. الكتاب يشرح مفاهيم الجندر و الحب بصوره مبسطه.

Arabic episode 15: An interview with Aseel Houmsse. We talked about Aseel’s experience translating “You Be You,” a book explaining gender, love, and family, to Arabic.

Book by Jonathan Branfman (Author), Julie Benbassat (Illustrator), Aseel Houmsse (Translator)

To purchase this book, go to: https://www.amazon.com/Arabic-Explaining-Gender-Diversity-Justice/dp/1983681776?fbclid=IwAR3nGXQDuUxBA11kwzjs6DHS1W_rXqDlKuWbey87tlAiDvMkDma8ykKAeiA

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