Ayser is an Editor/Producer/Writer. She is also a Muslim, Arab, immigrant woman living in America. Apparently, all of those things together add up to an interesting set of experiences. So much so, she is writing her memoir. After hearing her interview, you will want to read her book, The Wrong End of the Table: an Immigrant Love Story.
She told me lots of stories, such as when her sister was born in America and was nearly named Amanda, except Ayser was NOT HAVING THAT. In recent years, she has discovered that saying your real name to the barista is actually a radical political act that, though risky, is worth it. It is important to be seen and not hide in the shadows.
And no matter what, even at her own party, she always seems to find herself at the wrong end of the table. Who doesn’t?
You can learn more about Ayser and read some of her work here: www.aysersalman.com.