The Egyptian Revolution by Omar Shalan, Egypt

On January 25, 2011 was the date of the greatest event that ever happened to me. It changed many things about my personality and my viewpoint. I am proud that I was one of the participants in the Egyptian revolution and I was in the sit-in at AL Tahrir Square. We sat until the departure … Continue reading The Egyptian Revolution by Omar Shalan, Egypt

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Friends forever by Aya, Palestine

"Friends forever", that's what we called each other. We had planned our future since we were in tenth grade, and we planned what we wanted to be in the future. We worked hard on studying for our Al-Tawjeehi exams (the end of high school exams). We used to chat together, sometimes argue and other times … Continue reading Friends forever by Aya, Palestine

Falafel is the new Chocolat, Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

When I first tried Falafel at Skaramagas refugee camp in Greece, I couldn’t eat anything else for the following couple of months. Falafel was the common language between the camp communities and the social workers from different countries. When I first tried it, excuse my ignorance, it totally skipped my mind that it was made … Continue reading Falafel is the new Chocolat, Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Coming out to a Muslim family by Houssem E. Ben Messaoud, Morocco/Canada

‘’I knew something was going on, but I didn’t expect this. I just knew you were not like the other boys. You are my son, I love and you will always be my son but go see a doctor ’’- My mom said on the 13th of December 2014. It all started at the age … Continue reading Coming out to a Muslim family by Houssem E. Ben Messaoud, Morocco/Canada

Peaceful Jerusalem by Aliza Davids, Israel – PHOTO ESSAY

Jerusalem is the most calm and the most tense place all at once. It's also my favorite city to photograph. Tomorrow, May 24th, marks fifty years since the reunification of Jerusalem which was once split and partially controlled by Jordan. For the Jews this was a very significant event because they were finally able to … Continue reading Peaceful Jerusalem by Aliza Davids, Israel – PHOTO ESSAY