“We all want to grow in one way or another, and so you either grow your heart, your soul- or both.” – HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah
This is the overarching theme of Assouline’s beautiful tribute to women who have shown courageous acts through the expression of love. Assouline’s new title, Circle of Love, explores the idea of 87 inspirational women from all around the world featuring their own challenges to inspire others. All the magnanimous women came together to share their own stories with the world, expressing unconditional love and support to influence one another. The book explores powerful women who know their strength, powerful women who magnify their love, and powerful women who help other women achieve love in their lives.
The noble-minded women featured in the Circle of Love book include Hanan Al Hourob, winner of the Global Teacher Prize; Mariah Idrissi, the first Muslim hijab-wearing model; Constanza Cavalli Etro, director of Fashion Film Festival Milano, HRH Princess Dina Mired, Afef Jnifen, Giorgia Martone, and Yasmin Le Bon with countless top-notch models, princesses, designers, artists, refugee survivors, and entrepreneurs. Circle of Love celebrates these women and their stories of love, often sharing their histories for the first time.
HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah collaborated with one of the world’s leading photographers, Max Vadukul that transforms portraits into works of art. He helped in depicting this project to life by placing strong women in captivating frames to bring forth their inspirational stories to the world. With a swimming humanitarian cause of purchasing the Circle of Love book, all proceeds of the book purchase will go to Intisar Foundation, a UK-based charity that supports women affected by war in alleviating the war trauma through Drama Therapy.