A Path to Grow, by Abd-Allah T., Gaza, Palestine

I understand how closed communities feel about their beliefs. I understand how in these communities, the narrative can be easily set by the people at the top, because interaction with the different sides of the argument is minimal. I understand how someone can be attached to their beliefs as a result of being nurtured in … Continue reading A Path to Grow, by Abd-Allah T., Gaza, Palestine

Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel

Fridays are always intense in the old city of Jerusalem. It is the place and the time when three religions meet. For the Muslims it’s “Yom el-Jumaya”, the holiest day of the week; for the Jews, the holiest day of the week, Shabbat, will start right after sunset; and for the Christians, it’s remembering  “Good … Continue reading Yes, it is possible! by Lana, Israel

Where Else Can We Go? By Mariam Al-Dhubhani – Yemen

On April 20, 2015, one of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the Faj Attan neighborhood in Sana’a, Yemen, the hardest. It was the wake-up call for me that this was not going to end anytime soon. The state of denial that we were living in for about six months of the crisis and division among … Continue reading Where Else Can We Go? By Mariam Al-Dhubhani – Yemen

Droplets of Shame by Karin Attia – Israel

For as long as I can remember, I’ve constantly qualified my identity. Israeli-Moroccan, American-Israeli, born in Israel, but raised in California as if I wanted to remove myself from my birthplace, from my heritage, from my grandparents refuge. Constantly putting a distance between my born identity and not wanting to be labeled as an occupier. … Continue reading Droplets of Shame by Karin Attia – Israel

The Ever-Moving Kind by Ala Oueslati – Tunisia

The world has never been as connected as it is today. We defied space – and soon maybe time – and made it easier than ever to cross border, travel thousands of miles away, discover a land far away from home, and meet people different from us. This is the world we have known for … Continue reading The Ever-Moving Kind by Ala Oueslati – Tunisia