‘ ‘ My life is a curation. ‘ ‘// Hayatım bir küratörlük gibidir. // La mia vita è un guarigione. // Mi vida es un curación. // 私の人生はキュレーションです。// իմ կյանքն է, ցուցահանդես. // ჩემი ცხოვრება გამოფენა. // زندگی من یک نمایشگاه است // Az életem egy kiállítást. // 내 인생은 전시입니다.
Asli Omur is a journalist, writer, poet, literature tutor, photographer, sleuth, armchair criminologist, idea generator, thoughtful critic and all-around inquisitive person (and lover of lists). She is also a purveyor of antique and vintage goods via Etsy, at The Epicurean Journalist. You can shop her photography, cards and mail art collage supplies on Etsy at Gemini Third Eye.
Her educational career has focused on (but has not been limited to) Journalism, Communications, Photography, Linguistics, European Studies, International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic & Gender Studies, PR / Marketing and Mass Media. She is a graduate of the University of Washington-Seattle (B.A., ’08) and Bellevue College (A.A.S., ’06). She has recieved instruction and certifications from İstanbul Fotoğraf ve Sinema Amatörleri Derneği and the International House of Languages in Etiler, İstanbul. She lives in San Francisco, California.
Her life is one of histories, cinema, anthropology, Islamic & Ottoman studies, Turkishness, Orientalism, Turquerie, genetics, beautiful things, postage stamps, mail art, plane tickets, pop culture, womanism, people-observing, ink, paper, pens, people, faces, songs, sounds, films, lists, photographs, violence, struggles, protest, streets, cities, villages, complexities, movement, aeroplanes, airports, change, foreignness, otherness, lone wandering, an empire, politics, poems, diplomacy, dictators, emancipation, liberation, beauty, sensuality, womanhood, girlhood, childhood, the smell of men, bodies, shapes, anomalies and oddities, sketches in a coffee shop, design, learning, discovering; emeralds, and all the forgotten bits in the cracks of life.
Her writings have been published in The European Weekly, The Turkish Times, The Tampa Tribune, The Jibsheet, The UW Daily, The North Seattle Herald-Outlook, The Bellevue Reporter, Northwest Asian Weekly, Mid East Youth, The Kirkland Reporter, Arnazella, Bricolage, Lifehack and Al-Rasub Dubai, among others.
You can connect with her on the interwebz the following ways:
Facebook (This Is My Happy Place)
Facebook (The Epicurean Journalist)
Please send all professional e-mail inqueries and story ideas to asliomur [ at ] me [ dot ] com
Ms. Omur is also available for proofreading, editing, fact checking, copywriting, press releases, research, reporting, independent study, photography assignments, curating, social media representation, publishing, or other projects or FTE positions. Please connect with her via the e-mail address provided above for further professional inquiries.
She’s a mail artist & loves to receive post. Send your fan mail, notes, comments, questions, ideas and / or hellos to:
P.O. Box 475007
San Francisco, California 94147
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