In the winter of 2013, I went to feel Morocco and stayed for more than a year. I fell in love with the country because
of its stunning architecture, arid climate, and warm people. I chose to live in rural areas instead of the bigger cities
because there I felt I was living in an ancient time. I found myself learning, to my surprise, so much about femininity and self-love. The Amazigh (Berber) women are strong, endure much, and have developed a sense of acceptance regarding their multi-dimensional makeup that stirs my soul. They are fiery, tender and open-hearted. Strong spirit, intuitive brilliance, the air, the land ... beckoned me for many years, and now I reside on the Atlantic coast here in the small city of Essaouira, where I focus on painting and poetry.
I love organizing journeys and sharing this exotic land full of color, Berber music, intuition, self-discovery and,
above all, the sands of the Sahara, where I climb the highest dune and meet magic.
"My encounter with you in Morocco is my greatest gift." - Arisa Ishido from Japan
"Take It In", Ahu's collection of poetry inspired by living in Morocco
as a North American artist, was released in the Autumn of 2017. Her second collection, "abstract romance," written in Sweden, was released in summer 2022. You may purchase them online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble Books.