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

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

Little Nissa in Big China by Iness Belleili, Algeria

As a child I was very curious and eager to discover things that were unfamiliar to me, which made my mom very mad most of the time as my explorations often ended up in disaster. I remember a time when I was five and I slept in our dog’s house while my parents were so … Continue reading Little Nissa in Big China by Iness Belleili, Algeria

Foreign in a wonderland by Koral, Israel

I have always had this dream of going abroad, but not just visiting. I had this dream of living and experiencing what's different, going to an American school, and living with an American family. About 3 years ago I had the chance to make this dream become true. I applied to an exchange program and … Continue reading Foreign in a wonderland by Koral, Israel