At age 28, Nada's inspiring Tedx talk on the connection between emotions and art resonates a maturity well beyond her age.Having earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Sana'a University in Yemen, Nada began drawing only four years ago and has well established her unique style of art - and voice.Everything seems to be so dark now, and I am afraid to start anything that I might not have the chance to finish. I want to go out without my parents calling me ten times asking me if I am OK because they worry too much that the situation might escalate while I am out there and they can’t get me back home.I feel my heart is dropping down my body piece by piece asking me to stop thinking and making it too hard for him to bare. I need to have my sweet dreams back and be a normal person again.
Its short history is dotted with bouts of civil wars leading to militant Islamist activities – including those of Shiite militant group, the Houthis from northwestern Yemen - declining socio-economic conditions and continued struggle between supporters of Yemen’s president Ali Saleh and his VP, Ali al-Baid from north and south Yemen respectively.I thought then, maybe this is it for me, and I won’t see sunlight or my parents and sisters again. She was asking the same question all night long: “Oh God, what did we do and why is this happening to us? I used to work in the Netherlands Embassy, but they evacuated one month before the war started. I hated it at the beginning and I missed my comfy, soft, cool bed upstairs, but there was nothing I could do especially when the strikes start.Everyone was trying to hold up and stay strong but I knew there were moments when everyone just lost it and cried their eyes out.Read more Fast Facts on Yemen here and more details here. I am the eldest sister of six other sisters -- no brothers.I live with my parents, sisters, grandparents (my father’s side) and one aunt in a house in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the old city of Sana’a.