Hello! My name is Sabs Jamal-Eddine and I am a second year double majoring in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, BA, and Nursing, BSN as I aspire pursue my masters degree to serve as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner internationally. I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and I graduated from Sycamore High School class of 2014 Summa Cum Laude with 31 credit hours, a cumulative GPA of 4.27, and ranked in the top 6% of my class.
My three greatest passions:
- Human Rights for all living beings, inspected through both a feminist and a health-focused lens
- Social Change on a community-based and globalized scale
- Art as a means of advanced self-expression and as a catalyst for progressing toward a state of societal equality
Deconstruct sexism, racism, classism, ageism, ableism, eurocentrism, homophobia, and xenophobia. You will see that at the root of every breach in human rights dwells a lack of education, an imbalance of power as a side effect of our thirst to control others, or a combination of the two. I value education so intensely because it is immune to the abusive, lethal nature of power: the beauty of education is that once you learn something, no one can ever take it away from you. Education is metaphysical, it is indestructible, and it is empowering.
My WGSS academics have reinforced me with the foundation and ability to contribute to scholarly discussions on oppression, prejudice, and violations of human rights. For example, my Modern Arabic Literature in Translation course initiated my journey of excavating Middle Eastern women writers’ works. The authors reveal the vicious cycle of oppression which one can only escape through education and its subsequent economic independence. Upon incorporating these concepts into my Women’s Leadership course, my professor, the late Dr. Patricia Cunningham, recruited me to work for her team within The Ohio State University’s Department of Social Change. She was extremely impressed by my ideas which I voiced during class discussions and she disclosed that I was the most quoted student within my peers’ assignments. Working as a Site Leader through this opportunity I designed and currently implement a detailed curriculum utilizing art as a means of expression, engagement, and relaxation for human trafficking survivors in Columbus. Further extending beyond academics, through Global Health Initiative and Population Connection, I travel to Washington, D.C. annually to attend a 3-day conference and lobby for global Women’s Reproductive Rights, a subject I am especially passionate about. I am part of Ladies of Leadership, a student organization for Women of Color, through which I serve as a mentor for a first-year student. I am a member of OSU’s Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Honor Society. I love to sing and play ukulele, draw, write and perform spoken word poetry, and create and cook recipes.
Creativity, innovation, and a thirst for education comprise the core of my being. Having dissected my diversified experiences, I am conscious of the instilled perspectives which accompany being raised in two separate households by parents of utterly distinct cultures. My mind is incessantly flowing with ideas and methods of how to apply my creativity towards achieving equality for all human beings. Having personally experienced certain oppressions, I am aware of the stress endured by the oppressed having to educate their own oppressors. I am also cognizant of my privilege and my ability to serve as an ally in the fight to attain human rights for those who have had their voices stolen.
Since childhood, I have embodied an irrepressible work ethic and a vivacious willpower. I am a leader. I am a problem-solver. I am resilient. I value constructive criticism and challenge. Nursing has equipped me with team-based, organizational, and communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability, and the ability to work under pressure. Through balancing my Women’s Leadership, Arabic Literature in Translation, Women, Sex, and Power, and U.S. Women Writers courses, I have been acquiring the tools necessary for critical analysis and application. I have a ravenous appetite to delve deeper than the superficial and an inclination to question the logic which I am fed. Above all, I have a deeply rooted yearning to learn, to develop, and to grow as an intellectual individual.