Tequilas and Kindness

by Zo Flamenbaum, Israel As I sipped a glass of sweet Turkish tea on the open aired rooftop of the hostel, I raged inside. The city sparkled before me as my two friends went to sleep, and I immediately let loose in my journal, my pen transmitting the anger boiling up within me. It was … Continue reading Tequilas and Kindness

The Witness against the Death Boat

By Eman Farfar Feeling foreign and unfamiliar makes us lonely. If we do not try to integrate our homeland with the place where we live, we might get lost between the two. Libya always was and still is a second home for many immigrants from different countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. She had been living … Continue reading The Witness against the Death Boat

Say NO to Domestic Violence

By Douaa, Iraq Domestic Violence is an important topic to raise awareness about, particularly in the Arab world. It is a phenomenon that exists in our communities, so why should we deny it? The problem is that unfortunately we do not want to admit it, and that explains the recent epidemic of girls and women fleeing from … Continue reading Say NO to Domestic Violence

The Trash Crisis in Tripoli-Libya

By Eman Farfar, Libya   Wherever you go in the capital of Libya, you will find the piles of trash. wherever you turn your eyes, you will see amass of rubbish. The streets become ugly and more miserable. Cans, plastic papers, papers, coffee cups, bottles of water, and many other toxic materials. People start being … Continue reading The Trash Crisis in Tripoli-Libya

Desert Women

By Hasna, Morocco. These photos might seem dull, yellow, and liveless; and that is not what they truly represent. I took these pictures during my recent visit to the village where I grew up. But abundance flourishes from those muddy and washed out land. Those ruins were once a place of happiness and hot barley … Continue reading Desert Women

Hugs & Guns

Poem by Jumanna, Algeria. Photograph by Hasna, Morocco. She grew up in a world that made her believe that peace is a lie, and the only choice she has is to run and hide, or surrender and die. On her 4th birthday, she woke up to the sound of shouting and loud cries, being carried … Continue reading Hugs & Guns