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

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? How will I get through my twenties without having tried great experiences? I haven't tried to jump from a … 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