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Hey, I'm Ali!
Oakland, California, United States · Member since May 2012

I love Arabic, SCUBA diving, running, skiing, and making music. I value flexibility, praxis and gritty hard-work. Previously, I've lived in Egypt, India, and Oakland, CA, and am now living in San Francisco and working in tech. This year my new year's resolutions were to learn how to play the dulcimer, become better at olympic weightlifting, and travel to Yemen.

Love this quote from Arundhati Roy, and try to live up to it:
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget."

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