The American University in Dubai campus has people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, nationalities and professions, and along with such great diversity, comes a variety of interesting personal stories. This multimedia series is created to tell the stories behind the many faces that make up the AUD family. It is a space where familiar faces become known on a deeper level. Learning about the stories of those who surround you on a daily basis, creates a greater form of understanding and tolerance in a community.
We were particularly interested to know why all these people decided to come to Dubai, learn about the obstacles they encountered in their life and if tomorrow they could go back to their homelands, would they?
The hero of our first short podcast and photo essay is Homai Faridi, a Senior Librarian at AUD. In just a few photographs, you will get to know her better, learn about her daily life at AUD and see the struggles she went through as a woman in Iran.