princess of saudi arabia

Ameerah Al-Taweel was just 18 when she met Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, one of the 30 richest men in the world, at an interview for her school paper. She became a princess when the two wed nine months later. But the story didn’t end there. “I didn’t want to be that girl who’s not doing anything,” she says. “I wanted to make an impact.”

Al-Taweel has worked with everyone from former President Bill Clinton to Jordan’s Queen Rania and the British royal family to advance the rights of women in the Middle East. Although she and the prince divorced last year, Al-Taweel continues to advocate for Saudi women’s rights, including the right to drive, inherit equally, and retain custody of children after divorce. “I want to be the one women look to when they tell their daughters, ‘Look, she got a divorce and see what she’s doing now? She’s an independent woman. She’s doing something good for her country. She’s a role model.’”

Read more via Glamour.

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Middle Eastern Royalties love Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture

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Queen Rania of Jordan

Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia (apparently she has big shoes to fill)

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Princess Marie was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday where alongside a delegation from University of Southern Denmark visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University is the largest woman’s university in the country. Both universities are in cooperation with one another.

During her visit, Princess Marie took part in a lecture and greeted both students and staff, and was also given a tour of the beautiful campus.

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anonymous asked:

Maybe you have already been asked, so sorry in advance: favourite novels? I'm such a bookeater (I graduated in German and Russian Literature), but I'd love to read something new. Any recommendation? Thanks lovely xx Happy New Year!

Hey! If you check the ‘books’ tag on my blog you’ll see posts about all the novels I have read during the day with little reviews/comments of each one too :)

I did an update of the list, so these are the novels I think everyone should read:

  • Atonement
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Jane Eyre
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Looking for Alaska
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Bel Canto
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Eleanor and Park
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • The Hunger Games novels
  • Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Chinese Cinderella
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Daughter of Fortune
  • Princess: The Story Of Life Behind A Veil In Saudi Arabia
  • A Secret History

On my yet to read list are:

  1. The Great Gatsby
  2. The Color Purple
  3. The Book Thief
  4. 1984
  5. Lolita
  6. Anna Karenina
  7. The Help (I’ve only seen the movie!)
  8. Prozac Nation
  9. Lucky- Alice Sebold
  10. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (I’ve seen the Swedish and American films!)
  11. The Virgin Suicides
  12. Purple Hibiscus

Happy reading!

In an exclusive on-camera interview with Channel 4 News, we talk to Princesses Sahar and Jawaher, who say they have been held under effective house arrest, by their father, the king, for more than a decade.  Princesses Sahar and Jawaher are the daughters of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. They say they have been held in the royal compound in Jeddah for the last 13 years, and their sisters Maha and Hala are also being held in separate villas. They claim they are not allowed to travel or leave their home. “But the princesses are very clear – Women throughout the Kingdom are suffering and they say it is a system of male guardianship which allows men to dictate a woman’s every movement.”  Princesses Sahar and Jawaher: “We are just an example of so many, so many families, so many women go through. We are just a tiny tiny example. If he does that to his own children, how do you think the rest of the country is. GENDER APARTHEID IS WHAT IT IS.”

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite books/books you enjoyed reading?

This is a big list of my faves!

  • Atonement
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Time Traveller’s Wife
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Jane Eyre
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Looking for Alaska
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Bel Canto
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Eleanor and Park
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • The Harry Potter Series
  • The Hunger Games novels
  • Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Chinese Cinderella
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Angela’s Ashes
  • The Secret Life of Bees
  • Daughter of Fortune
  • Princess: The Story Of Life Behind A Veil In Saudi Arabia
  • A Secret History
  • The Color Purple
  • The Book Thief