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Moe Diab
File:Moe Diab in Pacific Beach, California, Aug 2011.jpg
Background information
Birth name Mohammad E. Diab
Born October 8, 1987 (age 25)

San Diego, California, United States

Origin East Jerusalem, Palestine
Occupations Entrepreneur, Writer,

Fashion Designer, Peace Activist

Personal Website MoeDiab.com

Moe Diab (born 8 October 1987) is a Palestinian-American writer, poet, peace activist, fashion/fitness model and entrepreneur. He attended the University of California Santa Cruz, earning his bachelor's degree in biological sciences. Diab is the co-founder of the UC Santa Cruz Pre-Dental Society. He is currently earning dual Master degrees in public health and biology.

File:Scott Marrs, 2007 photo shoot, featured model, Moe Diab.jpg

Biography

Early life

Diab was born in San Diego, California, where he currently resides. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School (San Diego, California) in 2005. His mother was born in Jerusalem, Palestine to the prominent Husseini family and immigrated to the United States to attend college. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed graduate school at Roosevelt University. Several members of the Husseini family held important political positions such as Mayor and Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and founded and led many Palestinian Arab groups.


Modeling career

In 2007, at the age of 20, Moe gained popularity, after he was non-exclusively signed by Elite Model Management[1] as a fashion model.[2] He was later non-exclusively signed to Model Talent Management , as well.[3] Diab has worked with and been featured by reputable photographers, such as, Scott Marrs [4] and Mike Tossy.[5] Diab put aside his modeling career to pursue graduate school in San Diego, California.

Peace Activism

Moe Diab is most well known for his peace advocacy in the middle east, specifically the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Through his writing, he advocates a great sense of urgency for the younger generations, to empower themselves through factual knowledge and advanced education. His fundamental principle, expressed throughout his writing, is non-violent resistance to global injustices, by means of spreading awareness of injustices, in order to gain public support. Diab also advocates, redirection of anger and frustration—due to the Palestinian occupation—through non-violent preservation of culture through the arts. His writing is influenced by the work and life accomplishments of Mahmoud Darwish, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, Jr.[6] The majority of his writing is first published on to his personal website, where it receives approximately 14,000 views per day.

Notable Work

His most recent notable poem, The Voiceless, received worldwide recognition and quickly circulated throughout social media websites. He was nominated for the 10 Commandments Award.[7] in August 2012, for his article, Schizophrenia: A Glimpse into A Double Reality

Business Ventures

Clothing Line

In October 2012, Diab revealed on his social media networks (twitter, facebook &instagram) plans to release a clothing line, with intentions to integrate his principle belief of spreading awareness of global injustices. He received a tremendous amount of positive responses, from his social media followers—specifically Instagram, where he has approximately 11,000 followers and growing—indicating great interest in his future business venture. He has not officially stated a release date.[8]

References

  1. Casablancas, John. Elite Model Management. Featured Models. EMM. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  2. Talent, Explore. Acting/Modeling Profile. Profile. Explore Talent. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  3. Hiltz, Laura. Model and Talent Management. Featured Models. MTM. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  4. Marrs, Scott. Scott Marrs Photography. Professional Photography. Scott Marrs. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  5. Tossy, Mike. Professional Photography. Featured Models. Mike Tossy. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  6. Diab, Moe. About. About Moe Diab. Wordpress. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  7. Science on the Land. 10 Commandments Award. Influential Authors. Wordpress. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.
  8. Diab, Moe. Webstagram. Plans to Release Clothing Line. Instagram. Retrieved on 5 November 2012.

--GlobalPeace1 (talk) 04:38, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

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