I was born to a Swiss mother and a Sudanese father. I grew up in Khartoum, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Phoenix and in a small town near Geneva. At 18, I moved to the US and after graduate school at Columbia University my globetrotting resumed. It took me from Baghdad where I worked for the UN, to New York and Geneva where I became involved with smaller organisations.

Today I travel less. But I remain as fascinated as ever by the infinitely varied ways we experience life and by how we choose to relate to one another, especially to those whom we view as ‘other’. I yearn to cross the bridges we build between us and understand why some bridges simply aren’t there. It is in this spirit that I created on relating.


Come, let us all be friends for once,
Let us make life easy on us,
Let us be lovers and loved ones,
The earth shall be left to no one.
Yunus Emre