Dina Al-Mahdy is a freelance editor, translator and writer at: Bloomsbury Publishing, Elephant Journal, Austin Macauley Publishers, Egypt’s National Center for Translation, Women of Egypt Magazine, and Dar Dawen Publishers. Besides being a reading-promoter and a photo-blogger, she is also an associate at the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA); and a member at the International Association for Professional Translators and Interpreters (IAPTI) and the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS).
Dina’s greatest loves are art, books, poetry, nature, writing, photography, translation, traveling and music. She is in a serious relationship with words. Considering the power of words to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble, she hopes to inspire as many people as possible through her writings and to change their lives for the better. She is willingly obsessed with Frida Kahlo and is inspired and influenced by Elizabeth Gilbert, Dalai Lama, Paulo Coelho, Naguib Mahfouz and Radwa Ashour.
Dina has a deep yearning to discover many of the answers that seem to have been hidden or forgotten in today’s world. She muses at the world through a lens steeped in mindfulness, adventure and tenderness. She lives for adventure and wakes each morning with the excitement of a new day waiting to unfold at her feet. She truly believes the best is yet to come and waits, with bated breath, to see what it may hold.