CLAIRE FRANKEL is a writer, playwright and sculptor. During her career as a freelance journalist and travel writer, her bylines appeared in the International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, Financial Times, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques and other media organizations. A resident of London for many years, Ms. Frankel worked on several documentaries for the BBC. She currently resides in Washington DC and is a consultant to nonprofit organizations that focus on women’s rights and empowerment.