Category: Daya in Tel Aviv

“Dayah (26) was born and raised in Amsterdam as the first grandchild to her grandmother and firstborn to her parents. She will forever be longing for one of her two homes, the perks of being the product of a multicultural and international love story. She may hold a degree in Child Sciences, yet her fascination for art is always pulling her into its world. The creativity, history, and anything related to it, inspires her. Not to create something herself, but mainly to contribute and to observe. Growing up she could hardly wait to discover and explore the world of words, sentences, and stories. Where she was too shy to talk, always hiding behind her parents or grandmother, her mind on the other hand has never been nor never will be quiet. Her stormy restlessness settled down whenever she was surrounded by books. The moment she was finally able to put the pen to paper and write down anything that popped up in her vivid imagination, it felt as if the gates of her walls opened up. No longer was she confined to these boundaries, she found her way to speak. After years filled with ups & downs, mistakes, searching, and sadly neglecting the paper that once was her most intimate and loyal friend, she is returning to it. It feels familiar, comforting, yet a little frightening to let others catch a glimpse of the many diverse, and at times a tad strange, thoughts that race through her mind. But she is starting to speak again. Or at least give it a go.”