She was born in Beirut in 1972 and immigrated to Montreal, Canada during the Lebanese civil war in 1990s where she studied Psycho-education and Comparative feminist Literature and started her activism in her local women’s center “Femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs”. She has been living in Armenia for the past 17 years, where she co-founded with Gohar Shahnazaryan the Women’s Resource Center in Yerevan in 2003 to empower women in the region and challenge the patriarchal norms in the Armenian society. In 2008, she co-founded the first crisis center for survivors of sexual assault in Armenia to break the silence and shame around violence against women. Until today, with other activists, she advocates for the rights of women experiencing domestic violence and support them in finding justice. Since 2006, she also works with women living in the conflict region of Nagorno-Karabakh where she founded the sister branch of the Women’s Resource Center in Shushi, to include their voices in the peace processes and gather feminist oral stories. She has been involved on different Women, Peace and Security agenda platforms and initiating on-going cross-border dialogue with Armenian and Azerbaijani women affected by the conflict.
She is one of the directors of the documentary film “Finding Zabel Yesayan” on the life and work of the Armenian feminist writer and social activist of the early 20th century. In 2008, with two other women, Shushan Avagyan and Nancy Agabian, she published an experimental feminist book written in a mixed language, entitled “In the (Un)Space”.