Ahu Smith

(Saida)

In the winter of 2013, I went to see 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 the rural areas instead of the bigger cities

because it was there that I felt as though I were living in an ancient time. I found myself learning, to my surprise, so

much about femininity and self-love. The Amizigh  (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 ... calls me back over and over again. I feel seen. 

 

I'd love to take you with me and share 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

may purchase it online at Amazon  or  Barnes & Noble Books.

 

 

“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” ― Isabelle EberhardtThe Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt