Bo Hanna

Bo Hanna

Speaker
I was born in Sweden, have Coptic-Egyptian roots and grew up in the Netherlands. I'm studying French and Middle-Eastern Studies at the University of Amsterdam. My ambition is to work as a Middle East-correspondent in Beirut to bring stories from the areas that aren’t seen at the moment or are framed in an Eurocentric way. Born out of my own struggles with identity, ethnicity, sexuality and the pressure to conform, I started writing about gender, sexuality and ethnicity in an intersectional way. My main purpose is to offer a new narrative that encourages people to love whomever they want to love. I also want to offer an alternative for the dominant view we tend to have in Western media, where diversity themes are only promoted as ultimate Western.
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