Ebtehal Badawi, a Saudi-born artist with a biology degree, transitioned to art therapy after earning a master’s in Industrial Hygiene. Known for her colorful, uplifting art, she designed anti-bullying posters and participated in art shows in Pittsburgh. She’s also a writer and photographer, connecting with nature and sharing her experiences.

As a TEDx speaker in 2022, Ebtehal is the founder of Pittsburgh Builds Bridges, an initiative promoting diversity and unity in Pittsburgh through art. With over 4,000 participants working towards peace and harmony, she is currently in the process of applying for art therapy programs.


Building Bridges

Proud Change Maker: 

Recognized by Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC for Impactful Contributions to Our Community.


“We build bridges to Empower kids and everyone in the community to express themselves freely so that we create diversity, inclusion, and connection” Ebtehal Badawi


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inspire, educate, empower

Ebtehal Badawi, a captivating artist and TEDx speaker, brings a vibrant and uplifting speaking style to every engagement. Her ability to seamlessly blend diverse experiences, along with her passion for promoting acceptance and the arts, inspires, educates, and empowers audiences. Let Ebtehal’s dynamic presence make your event unforgettable¬†

Join the Movement,
Be a Bridge Builder

Join us for the Second Annual Building Bridges Day, a day of unity and community. Enjoy mural painting, community dialogues, multicultural performances, live music, food vendors, and more. Be a part of this impactful event by exploring our sponsorship opportunities.

Donate to support the ongoing building of more bridges in schools and communities. This will empower kids to express themselves and contribute to creating a stronger sense of diversity, inclusion, and connection within the educational and local community settings.

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