Farah-Silvana Kanaan is a Lebanese-Italian writer, journalist, photographer and creative consultant/developmental editor based in Beirut. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she majored in Film Studies at the University Bologna and Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. She previously worked as an editor and reporter at Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star and as a features writer at L’Orient Today. Her work has appeared in Al Jazeera English, Middle East Eye, The New Arab, Kinfolk Magazine, Rusted Radishes, several Dutch newspapers and other publications and is a Lebanon correspondent for Dutch national radio. She was a guest editor for the Sea/Bahr edition of Italian cultural magazine Arabpop. Her work focuses on the politics of culture in the Global South, the Mediterranean identity, and all things related to Lebanon and Palestine. Her three biggest dreams are to publish her family saga that will take the reader from Lebanon to the Netherlands (via Syria, Egypt, Greece and Italy), buy a small house by the Mediterranean and the liberation of Palestine.