Zahie El Kouri writes about infertility and immigrant culture, sharing her experience of surviving infertility through personal essays and articles that address with humor, intellect, and empathy the needs and concerns of infertile women. As the child of a Syrian/Lebanese/Palestinian father and an Italian mother she has a special interest in the experience of second-generation immigrants, particularly those whose parents come from countries near the Mediterranean.
Zahie has taught creative writing at the University of North Florida and the University of Oregon Law School and legal writing at Santa Clara University and Florida Coastal School of Law. She holds an MFA in creative writing from New School University and her work has appeared in Mizna, a Journal of Arab American writing, Memoir (and), and Dinarzad’s Children: an Anthology of Arab-American literature. New personal essays are forthcoming in Brain, Child: the Magazine for Thinking Mothers and Garbanzo Literary Journal.