My name is Joey Ayoub. I sometimes go by Joey Husseini-Ayoub to include my mother’s family name, or use Ibn Baldwin as a pen name, which means son of (James) Baldwin in Arabic.
Originally from Mount Lebanon, Lebanon, I grew up in a Franco-Arab household with additional Palestinian, Italian, Argentinian and Swiss heritage – I am a citizen of Lebanon and Argentina. I would add a bit of British – Brit(ish) as Afua Hirsch puts it – as that island was my home for four years. I used to be uncomfortable with the lack of a single coherent national identity, but now I’m glad I don’t have one.
I enjoy writing, reading, learning languages, watching movies/documentaries/series/anime, taking photos and pretending to know how to cook.