Alia Scheirman

Alia was born in the Midwest and grew up moving around - living with her mother in Kansas, Iowa, Japan, and Minnesota. As an adult, she has done an extensive amount of world travel, including two years in Ukraine while in the Peace Corps. One consistent aspect of Alia's life has been her love of artistic expression; she has been involved in theater and dance, plays the violin, and enjoys writing. She also cares deeply about human rights, feminism, and humanitarianism. Alia currently lives and works full-time in Texas.

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Sheryl Crow, My Saudi Icon

Creative Non-Fiction

When I was 16, my Saudi father and I spoke for the first time. In his heavily-accented English, he told me that Saudi Arabia was my second home, despite the fact that I had never been there. Thus began the opening up of my second world…