UmAy News in Sallie Bingham’s Blog!

The prolific author, activist and philanthropist Sallie Bingham hosted us in her widely read blog at the beginning and the end of 2020. One of the best Christmas gifts ever! It was with great joy and gratitude that we read the section about UmAy and Ozlem, and learned...

Welcoming More Stories

We are happy to have hosted Sara on Sunday the 15th and began listening to her story of multiple successes and resilience. Sara comes from a mixed family (Palestinian and Syrian) in which many familial narratives of loss and displacement still linger wherever she...

Refreshment via a Motivational Talk

UmAy had the pleasure of hosting 6 people from 4 countries yesterday! Our speaker delivered an engaging interactive talk on our back porch where we had the sunshine and Cherry (the queen-cat!) accompanying us the whole time. The talk addressed many issues and concerns...

Proposing “halcyon” as an attribute to UmAy

Proposing “halcyon” as an attribute to UmAy It has been almost a year now since I first heard about UmAy. Throughout this year, I lived through the busiest months of my life, then moved to Canada for a couple of months, returned from Canada earlier than expected due...

Fall/Autumn News from Umay

It may seem like some quiet and peaceful months from a distance. In fact, the work at and of the house and the garden never stops here. I am not only talking about maintenance but the awareness of a continuous improvement. We successfully completed the insulation of...

Some Summer News from Umay

After Nermin’s return with her colorful dresses and masks, UmAy has begun regaining its dynamism and joy despite the hot humid summer days. We are working in the house, the garden, storage units, fences, picking the ripe fruits, discussing the current local and...

About UmAy Home Space

UmAy Home Space is a place that I will recommend to all of my friends in order to spend some quality time with the amazing host to socialize, to discuss interesting topics, to share different thoughts, to enjoy with atmosphere and pleasant environment. It is the space...

Thanks to NatMes

There are times when good intentions, dreams, and sharing ideas and ideals are not enough to get an international women’s initiative going. You need dedicated volunteers. You need people with good budgeting skills and the determination to fundraise. However, in our...

UmAy as a Safe Port

UmAy Home is a place where I will always come back to, physically and emotionally. It is a place of peace and positive introspection. It serves as a safe port during a challenging time, and I was able to look back on my journey while there, as a proper “misafir” would...

Voices and Silences

Dear UmAy Supporters  and Volunteers, Following the advice of local and national authorities regarding the corona-virus, we decided to limit our interactions and communications online, and we are currently working from home. We feel safe, healthy, and calm, and...
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