Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Gokmen in a kiosk on the grounds of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul. Expat Harem's anachronistic title acknowledges erroneous yet prevalent Western stereotypes about Asia Minor and the entire Muslim world, while declaring that the writers are akin to foreign brides of the Topkapi Palace harem, the 15th century seat of the Ottoman sultanate: wedded to the culture of the land, embedded in it even, and yet alien nonetheless. Prior to a photo shoot for the Turkish American magazine Turkuaz.
Causes Anastasia Ashman Supports
Vipassana Meditation Instruction (dhamma.org) Ashoka Organization of Social Entrepreneurs (ashoka.org)