M. Essam

Writer, Volunteer, and Knitter in Cairo, Egypt

M. Essam

Writer, Volunteer, and Knitter in Cairo, Egypt

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Almost 7 years ago, I was graduated from the faculty of Engineering, ; to be more specific this happened in 2010. After graduation, I though that this was what I want to do, I mean to be an A computer & systems engineer or a programmer.. And that’s what I’ve done for almost a year. Then, after a while I found that no, this isn’t what I want to do, I know that I’m smart and creative and that I am a very clever student – and that’s what my family, teachers, professors and of course my grades say- but I thought that there must be a funnier, more adventurous and maybe a little bit risky way to live my life..

And that’s why I decided to give both of my passion of writing and addiction of fashion a shot. I contacted a dozen of electronic magazines & websites that are involved in those fields. After a while, I got some replies, some traditional ones like; “ hey Ola, that’s great for us to see that you want to be a part of our team but we don’t have any vacancy right now. " or “ We’re gonna inform you when we have a vacancy ""And there were other replies that were disappointing like; “ what would an Engineer do in our magazine?! “

But among these and those, there was one magazine that took the risk and decided to hire me after reading just one piece of my writings. This magazine is Stylisheve. I was chosen by its CEO to write in the “ Hair styles “ Department .. And that was my position for almost 4 years. After those fascinating 4 years, I decided that there’s another road I had to hit. So I quit writing and luckily the magazine was being updated or let me say restructured from a scratch. I considered that a sign :D . This another road that I hit was the Volunteering road.. I needed badly to hit that road.. This was the most important and affecting roads I’ve ever hit. This one I learnt to be more free, more optimistic,,,, to be more human. And of course this isn’t the last road I hit and will never be.. Nowadays, I’m walking on two roads; the volunteering and building my own online KNITWEAR store.. I’m so happy and scared in the same time like I’ve been before.

  • Work
    • Little Panda Stitches
  • Education
    • Bachelor of Computer & Systems Engineering - Ain Shams University