by Janan Zaitoun
I am an Arab-American Muslim. Born and raised in Jordan, I have also lived in the Sultanate of Oman. Countries I have visited include Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, France, UK and Canada. Currently, I live near Boston, Massachusetts.
By the time I was 18 and studying for my bachelor’s degree in media and journalism in Jordan, I had a live radio show aimed at children.
This was followed two years later by my first live satellite TV show for children.
At 22, I was co-hosting a talk show for young women.
For my higher education, I completed my graduate studies in journalism from Harvard University Extension School.
The Video clip below is one of many videos we had to make for a photography and filmmaking class I took in 2012\2013. The Video is starring my husband.
I love cultural differences since I was raised by an American mother and an Arab father. Differences of culture are also a part of my life as an adult living in America as a Muslim. The best way that I know to express culture and what I’m going through in life is through words, colorful images, and motion pictures.
Welcome to the colors of my world!