Noura, 23, was born in the United Arab Emirates, but her family is originally from Gaza. She graduated in June 2015 with a degree in English language teaching from the Islamic University of Gaza. One of her major plans is to earn a PhD in English literature. Reading books and novels and writing poetry in both English and Arabic languages are her main interests. She says, “Writing is the language of the soul, so to be a perfect writer, one must always write from the heart.” Through her stories, she would like to explore people's lives, their hopes, their fears, their past and their dreams.