Koloud 'Kay' Tarapolsi

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Koloud 'Kay' Tarapolsi is a Libyan American artist who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab culture.  Kay moved to the US with her family when she was 7 years old, has traveled to 45 states and currently calls Seattle, Washington home.  In 2008, she started her company A Crafty Arab, where she is able to handcraft a vibrant Arab world. She creates Arab, Farsi & Urdu handmade greeting cards, Islamic home decor and Arabic children's educational products. These items can be found online, at local establishments or nationally at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, MI and the Smithsonian African Museum in Washington, DC. Kay also produces a blog for parents to help children learn about the Arab world and has a social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, among others.  Her followers are in the thousands and she enjoys sharing with them DIY craft tutorials about the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).