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. You
Ahu's second collection of poetry titled, "abstract romance" comes out in the summer of 2022.