Maha Tourbah is a software engineer who is gradually transforming herself into a writer. Born in Kuwait, she was raised in Lebanon and Canada and has been living in France for the past 15 years. As a backend software developer, she once enjoyed working out algorithms to complex ideas. In time, she tired of working with machines and wanted to work with people. Thus began her journey into change management, and “when nobody is looking,” she writes. “I always loved words, and not just the written words in books, but also in other art forms like music or film — I look for the words.” Maha writes from the heart, but as she gets older, her skin thickens, and she welcomes reader comments.