I read once a quote that never left the back of my mind. They say that hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. The latest events in Beirut and around the world got me thinking again, why? Why is it that we now live in a world where freedom and security seem to cease to exist? I want to believe in a better future and I want to believe in a safer world for my children.
Just like any other Lebanese, I’m a fighter, deep down I never stop believing. Our dreams keep on being destroyed but our hope is stronger than ever. Just like a phoenix, every single time we rise from the ashes. But recently, it feels harder to start again, it can’t always be that easy to fall on our knees and just stand back up. But do we have a choice? Hope is something and belief is something else. How far will this go? How long we will we still stand back up and fight all prejudice, stand in front of the world and continue to achieve? Well I know for a fact that I will never stop. Everything that is happening only gives me the rage to climb mountains, run the wildest forests, fight the craziest battles to make some magic happen.
2015, you’ve been tough. The holiday season is at the doors and I can only wish for happier days for the planet. And 2016, you better be good. We’re counting on you.
I am wearing: Sandra Mansour FW15 dress, Valentino FW15 boots
Location: Manara, Beirut, Lebanon
Photography: Carlos Aoun