Joana Aziz is a Syrian Barcelona-based freelance writer. In early 2017, she joined the writing team at Conatus News and subsequently completed her MA in International Studies in Media, Power and Difference at the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. She will soon embark on a PhD in Communication at the same university. She was the arts & culture editor of Time Out Magazine in Beirut, Lebanon and has also writen for Beirut.com and Home Magazine. Aside from pursuing a writing career, her ambitions for the future include teaching, researching and activism.