Dialogue with Diana Al Shaer

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Tanya

Tanya

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Diana Al Shaer is a former Russian National Equestrian team member, international dressage rider and sports diplomat representing Palestine. Diana was one step from qualifying for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. She is also founder of Dialogue and is a contributing journalist for My Olive Roots

Tanya
Tanya

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Tanya knew that Palestine was her symbolic homeland. Always curious about her identity and connecting with her roots, she was eager to strengthen her ties to the Levant and traveled the region, desperate to learn more. It wasn’t until her first trip to Palestine that she became spiritually and emotionally connected.

She studied Political Science and Sociology at the University of Toronto. She then moved to the UAE, supporting numerous NGOs related to children’s welfare in the region. When she had her own family, she created the My Olive Roots platform in the hopes that her children and the Arabs diaspora would have a place to connect, learn and preserve their roots. Tanya enjoys discovering humanist stories and exploring the connection of food and art with culture.

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