I’m a refugee by Ikram Laimeche, Algeria

It all started in 2010, I was sitting next to my parents drawing something until I stopped and watched TV! It was the first time of my life when I was afraid, it was the Arab spring where all the world started fighting, countries and societies were destroying each other and the most horrible thing … Continue reading I’m a refugee by Ikram Laimeche, Algeria

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My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada

Last Sunday I was in Montreal. One of the main goals of my trip was to attend the Pride Parade for the first time ever! Downtown was packed!  Hundreds of people came from all the nations and backgrounds, heterosexual couples from all ages and religions.  There was an elderly  East Asian couple standing behind me … Continue reading My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada

Beyond the Headlines – The Investigation of the near and far By Ala Oueslati, Tunisia

The war in Syria? Who hasn't heard of the war in Syria? A carnage so painful to witness, yet impossible to ignore. We didn't own a TV to watch what happened in Syria every day. We did however, have something better than TV: WIFI. It is as quick as asking a genie for another wish. … Continue reading Beyond the Headlines – The Investigation of the near and far By Ala Oueslati, Tunisia

Beyond Our Differences by Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Before I started working at Skaramagas refugee camp in Athens, I did not know what to expect from the children. Ever since I can remember, I have been hearing about the Yazidi-Arab tension; and thus, being an Arab myself, I was worried that my hopes of becoming the girls’ older sister would eventually turn to … Continue reading Beyond Our Differences by Rahma Henchiri, Tunisia

Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID

ISRAEL — I want to share with you my first encounter with Palestinian people. I am from Israel. Born and raised. Ever since I can remember, it has always on the table- us and them. Jews and Arabs. The endless conflict over land in the name of religion. I was raised by a center- right … Continue reading Meeting the Neighbors by HADAS DAVID