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My name is Mattanah, and I’m a writer + photographer. I’d love to help you tell your story!


They weren’t related. But she told them to call her Nana. She made them jars of plum preserves from the tree in her backyard. They’d hunt colored eggs in April and shoot fireworks in July and ask their moms to stay a little while longer when it was time to leave. Read + See More


The instructor’s thin fingers glide across buttons on a CD player sitting atop the nearby credenza, and music begins to vibrate through the room, bringing with it a breeze of invisible color to the white walls and a whisper of energy in each little girl’s ear that prompts her to rise and begin the number again. Again. Again. Read + See More


The Aramean Christians in Israel work to end persecution and preserve their culture — especially their language, which is known to have been spoken by Jesus of Nazareth. Read + See More


The often-surreptitious messages of The Bachelor and of many other cultural forces damage and discredit the reality of womanhood, telling all women that if they don’t shrink their thighs and highlight their cheekbones to fit into the diminutive margins set for them, then they don’t count. And it’s not just hurting women — it’s hurting everyone. Because when you dehumanize half the population, the whole population suffers for it. Read + See More


You look stunning. You always have just the right thing to say. You always know exactly what you want to do and where you want to go in life. You’re always one step ahead. Read + See More