Sahar Abdulaziz is originally from New York. She moved to the Poconos in 1993 with her growing family. In 1988, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from The College of New Rochelle. In 1995, she received a Certificate in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Counseling and shortly after, in 1996 as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate. In 1997, she received a certificate from PCADV and volunteered for many years as a hotline worker and counselor/advocate. In 2003, she co-facilitated a domestic violence/sexual assault group, Un Lugar Seguro. An award winning author, Abdulaziz covers a wide-range of hard-hitting topics using her writing, and voice to advocate for the underrepresented, the disenfranchised and maligned. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having “substance and soul,” while demonstrating that those who have suffered abuse are not victims, but survivors.
October is National Domestic Awareness Month and Pennsylvanian community arts initiative – Page To Stage – picked the valuable contribution of American Muslim Author Sahar Abdulaziz in her thriller EXPENDABLE to raise awareness on October 7th, 2018 at the Pocono Cinema and Cultural center. Abdulaziz’s recent novel EXPENDABLE deals with narcissistic and emotional abuse. This is a subject known to be an equal opportunity discriminator across ALL communities in the world.
The free community event was a success with the help of the sponsors, the flawless expertise and delivery of the actors and musicians. And last and not least, the event was a success because of the community who showed up in support of this unique event. Read more here.