It is still hard for me to put what I felt into words. It was the 29th of November, 2010. That day was dull and obscure. No life, no oxygen, and no heartbeats were felt. I was flying from New York to Birmingham, where I lived. I was alone with scattered thoughts. I was away, … Continue reading An Inner Journey Facing Mortality by Emel Behlouli, 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
ALGERIA — My story began when I was around five years old. I had two sisters and one brother much older than me, and much busier than me. My parents worked a lot, especially my mother, and I respected her a lot...
It all started one morning, when one of my friends saw a sign posted on a board at a university building. The sign (pictured below) was a small, A4 sized white paper sheet, that contained this message: "In a complaint of sexual harassment that was filed by a Ph.D student and a research assistant against … Continue reading Make Universities Safe Again by Ayelet Kessel, Israel – photo essay –
In the first day of the new year of 2017, I landed in Tucson Arizona. It was my first time in the United States of America. I was about to begin my semester abroad as an exchange student at the University of Arizona. I was full of energy and excitement, ready for all the adventures … Continue reading If you travel to the US, don’t get sick! by Yasmine Alice, Algeria