Jaouad Suleika Aih2021

Suleika Jaouad

Journalist; Speaker; Author, Between Two Kingdoms

Suleika Jaouad is a writer, speaker, and advocate for those living with illness. Diagnosed with leukemia at age 22, she wrote the best-selling memoir Between Two Kingdoms, the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column Life, Interrupted, and features, essays, and commentary for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and NPR. A global speaker and workshop teacher, Jaouad was a scholar in residence at the Thacher School, a lecturer in Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine Program, and an artist in residence at Ucross, ArtYard, and the Kerouac Project. A recipient of the Red Door Advocacy and Community Service Award, she served on Obama's Presidential Cancer Panel and the Bone Marrow and Cancer Foundation national advisory board.

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