Gaza from the Inside Out

How does life look outside of Gaza?! by Husam, Gaza, Palestine I have always asked myself what a young man in his twenties - exactly like me - is doing in another part of the world? And how will I get past my twenties without trying great experiences yet? I haven't tried to jump from … Continue reading Gaza from the Inside Out

Death Takes Those We Love

 by Ameera, Gaza (Palestine) Death and life are two parallel lines in the existence of a human, but death eventually meets the line of life. This story is different, because it touches my soul and makes me feel like I want to scream and cry with all my energy because someone I know is dead. … Continue reading Death Takes Those We Love

When Sky Rains Solidarity by Celia Ait Ouali, Algeria

I was 6 years old. It was my first year at school, and I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Saturday, November 10th, 2001, a rainy day in Algeria, especially in Algiers where I was living at the time. That morning, I was in my bed, and I opened my eyes. The room … Continue reading When Sky Rains Solidarity by Celia Ait Ouali, Algeria

The Beautiful House by Jumana, Palestine (Gaza)

* Trigger warning: This blog contains potentially distressing content.  In the beautiful city where I live, Al-Zahra city, in the Gaza Strip, stood a beautiful house that I have walked around and watched a family live in since my childhood. The family left the home and let their guard and his family live there until … Continue reading The Beautiful House by Jumana, Palestine (Gaza)

A Whore by Maryem Gamar, Morocco

A Whore. That is how they called her and any other women in Arab-Speaking countries. Women are called this if they dare to barge out of the social traditions that make their body a barn from which animals of this misogynistic species feed. Their freedom increases or decreases according to the politics of the country, … Continue reading A Whore by Maryem Gamar, Morocco