On Tuesday, the Kurdish led SDF pushed ISIS from the city of Raqqa, marking a huge defeat for the group, although pockets of ISIS control still remain and the city needs to be cleared of mines and booby traps. I spoke to CNN on Tuesday about life for women after ISIS and what needs to happen next to allow families to return and live safely. You can watch the interview here.
This week I appeared on the Corsham Institute's Countering Violence Extremism podcast where I read a short excerpt from my book and chatted to Charles Kriel. Listen here. I also spoke to the Huffington Post, Svenska Dagbladet and an Arabic review of the book appeared over at Al Akhbar.
Pre-orders of With Ash on Their Faces are arriving in Italy, the UK, Greece and Turkey. Here's a picture of photographer @andreadicenzo with her copy of the book in Istanbul, taken by @ewither.
Last week I spoke to Paul Henley from the BBC World Service about my forthcoming book, With Ash on their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State. The interview went out on the World Service's Sunday morning show. Listen here. Interview starts about 30 minutes in.
Last month, I sat down for an interview with Erik Gustafson from the Education for Peace in Iraq Centre. We talked about what drew me to Iraqi Kurdistan, the difficulties of discerning fact from fiction during the war with ISIS, and my forthcoming book on the Yezidi crisis.