Dima Nachawi was born in Damascus Syria, in 1980. She is an illustrator, storyteller, and founder of “Memory Initiative for Syrian Culture” (MISC). She creates illustrated stories that reflect her personal memories in addition to the collective memories of Syria as a nation. Through her art she advocates for human rights issues focusing on prisoners of consciousness and the forced disappeared.
Dima is also a member of a clown theatre company called “Clown Me In” which aims to spread laughter and provide relief to disadvantaged communities while exploring human vulnerabilities and providing individuals a way to accept them. She holds a masters in Art and Cultural Management at King’s College, London University and a B.A in Sociology from Damascus University