My name is Madi and I am a founder and the current executive director of In-Sight Collaborative. I am an RN from Seattle with a focus on public health, health education, and trauma-informed care in migration. I've been working in the humanitarian sector since 2016 with a focus on the MENA region and a particular soft spot for Greece, Turkey, and Palestine.
In-Sight Collaborative was born out of a recognition for a more informed and humanity-focused narrative in migration issues. My early experiences in 2016 and the incredible people who have mentored me throughout my career taught me that we view these issues through a very broken lens shaped by colonialism, supremacy, saviorism, and expert mentality. This approach leaves no space for healing, nor does it cultivate any productive development for individuals and communities who have been displaced.
I am passionate about research, particularly qualitative research that explores phenomenology in displacement contexts, and my favorite part about my work is getting to spend time with people from different backgrounds and cultures than me. I learn so much from our brothers and sisters experiencing displacement and from those who come to play a part in intervening.
I am looking forward to exchanging ideas on this platform and learning from all of you!