"We matter, we should dare to dream and hope.
To break the norms and the rules.
To stand up, to keep our head up.
To keep our self-confidence and to listen to our voice.
All this power inside must reach out the world.
My kids are my story, my books are my story.
Womanhood and motherhood are my stories.
Women are important for the society and their presence can change any environment they fit in.
As a woman, I won't spare any effort learning everyday how to maintain a healthy environment in my family.
It all starts from me.
I am the one who never gives up, I am the one who is tired and weak, I am the one who dreams, who dares, who wishes and who accomplishes.
I think that women should really start listening to their inner voices and trust their own opinions.
It is so difficult but it is not impossible.
We have many skills, many unveiled talents, and we should seek for them, find them and empower them.
I am dedicated to women empowerment and to motherhood.
I write for them and for the moms: Who get up early, who face daily routine, who cry in the bathroom and get out smiling.
Who know no limits, who struggle, who collapse and who win.
They are my inspiration.
I will forever respect them.
Women are soft and kind, they are not afraid, but they are not well empowered mentally, and financially.
We have great determination to change and to let our voices be heard.
My dreams must come true someday.
WE MUST BE HEARD.
WE ARE FULL OF TALENTS, GREAT HEARTS, MESSY HOUSES AND COLD COFFEE MUGS."
Rania Saliba Chikrallah
A little bit more about Rania:
Her future goals:
I love writing and I wish to finish working on creating my own website blog. I have started a page on Instagram @simplyforherr, it is not yet very well renowned. I do not seek fake followers, I wish for real ones and engaged ones.
The idea of the library-café really emerged from my kids and from a book I have read "Les gens heureux lisent et boivent du café". Having a small place next to my house, where I can put every little touch of Rania, and fill it with books, good quotes, comfortable couches and tables (some for a coffee cup and a book and some for laptops and writings). A good light, bright and chill place. Not too much noise, just good music (for the love of Ziad Rahbani and Fairuz), light furniture, modern concept, and of course books. Very affordable coffee and some snacks. I wish to work with Antoine Library as well as a collaboration concerning the books.
How she balances her life:
Translation is my passion and the best work I do. Now, at the Secretariat of the Lebanese Maronite, I work as a translator and an archivist (electronic data entry of the archive).
As a mom, I try as much as possible to give quality time to my kids, to be happy around them and to spread joy and a relaxing atmosphere. I love cooking, I do yoga. 5 to 7:30, it is my dedicated time for my kids during weekdays.