Let’s start with the tricky part: how do you pronounce my name?
My first name is Éliane, pronounced El-Yaan. C’est Français!
My last name is Fersan, that is Knight in Arabic. Fersan is pronounced Fer-Saan.
If you get it right, my name has a real rhyme to it: El-Yaan Fer-Saan.
Many of you know me by Elle, pronounced like the letter L. My nieces call me Ella, my friends and some collaborators call me Sheikha…
My pronouns are: She, Her, Hers — هِيَ
I am a first generation Arab-American from Zouk Mikael, Lebanon, now living in my adopted home of Los Angeles.
I started this blog in 2012. My intention was to post an article on a weekly basis about activism, politics, women and civil rights. That never materialized in weekly posts, but what you will find here is a collection of my thoughts, opinions as well as chronicles of my work, campaigns, collaborations, and professional services.
|All views and opinions expressed on this page are personal and do not represent those of any institution I have been, am currently or will be affiliated with in the future, either on a professional or personal basis.|