My name is:

Hatice Sen MacDonald.

Three words or phrases that define my place in the world are:

Visitor, Learner and Mother.

Not many people know that I:

once saw a sperm whale in the middle of the night looking out of our living room window in Izmir. Unlike Northwest Pacific, whale sighting is very rare and unusual in Turkey.

I take a stand for:

equity and justice for all.

I have no time for:

fancy hairdos, so short hair is inevitable.

My guilty pleasure is:

tearing up a fresh loaf of bread with the intention to gobble it up.

I love to create:

meals from scratch.

The icons I most admire are:


My words to live by are:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver