Born in Alexandria, Egypt to a multilingual Sephardic family, Aimée Dassa Kligman benefited from a French education until the age of 11. Her family was exiled from Egypt in 1962 and lived in Paris, awaiting a visa for the US. With a passion for writing, she became an English/French/Spanish language teacher at age 18, and eventually the owner of a fine arts paper company, for which she traveled the world to meet suppliers and hold seminars on the art of hand papermaking, appearing in the Who’s Who of International Entrepreneurs in 1996. She created “Women’s Lens,” a bilingual blog that focused on Ashkenazic descrimination of the Arab Jewish community and wrote several book reviews dealing with Sephardic/Mizrahi Jewry. During a transition period, she was Foreign Policy Editor for the Middle East for Examiner.Com. Dassa Kligman aligns herself with the ideology of Tom Segev, Gideon Levy and Shlomo Sand. Retired from her career, with a daughter and three grandchildren, she lives in New York City, where she is writing her memoir.