As a young girl growing up in Jordan, Dima's actions and ambitions were molded and bound by the judgment and expectations of her family, culture and community. She was compared to a perfect glass vase – free of all blemishes, subservient to others' control and most importantly, once damaged, never to be looked at the same. In her new book, Breaking Vases, Dima tells her story of breaking free from that world of forced silence, to discover a bold, loud purpose.
Dima uses her incredible story of self-discovery, enriched with captivating moments, harrowing obstacles and empowering triumphs, to make meaningful connections within the lives of each reader. For those ready to shatter the internal and external limitations holding them back, Breaking Vases will empower them to embrace the power of transformation and inspire the passion necessary to take bold steps forward.
"Just like I have my vase, you have yours as well and you have the choice to shatter it. What will you choose?"
— Dima Ghawi
In The Wild Element, Dima shares her story of growing up in the Middle East – oppressed by family, culture and her own fears and limitations, and more importantly her painstaking journey to rise above. She paints a vivid picture of both the beauty and tragedy of her life in the Middle East and transition to America – baking with her loving grandmother, struggling to break free from her oppressive husband, and the pinnacle moments that opened her eyes and motivated her as she fought for her own identity and at times, for her very life. The Wild Element will empower both men and women to take risks, stand for their dreams, and rise.
"The wild element is inside of me, inside of you, and in all of us, it is unstoppable."
— Dima Ghawi