I was born in Istanbul where I lived the first 26 years of my life. I have always been interested in social justice issues, and been looking for ways to stay active in my community. I focused on how communities are affected by urban transformation in my college studies and then found acting to be an effective way to engage and start a conversation. Today I write and produce my own films and performances, both of which are heavily influenced by the time I spend at Third Root as a client, volunteer and an administrator. I’m proud to be a member of this welcoming community of activists and healthcare providers.