Alexandria’s Martyr Heroines by Samaa Ibrahem, Egypt

The inspiring account of two women who defied the gravity of patriarchy draped in the robe of "Religion". Alexandria city, the land of magic and knowledge, buried two female treasures who fought the curse of patriarchy with the sword of religion. Both of them sacrificed their lives for the sake of their beliefs. They chose … Continue reading Alexandria’s Martyr Heroines by Samaa Ibrahem, Egypt

The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

 Since my childhood education was a necessity in our family, the very reason to live. We should study hard, be the best and have good grades. Money was not an issue when it came to books or extra-classes, especially classes related to science and mathematics. I have never questioned this "Program" we lived in, it … Continue reading The Value of Imagination by Sara Haddou Amar, Morocco

Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Reading other people’s stories, I realize how hard it is to have grown up in war zones, conflict areas, and to have gone through major losses. As for me, I did not grow up in a conflict zone and did not see loved ones die at my sight but I still believe that my life … Continue reading Timing is Everything by Atef Amri, Tunisia

Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, Palestine

It was the summer and I had spent the night studying for my last math exam the next morning. It was a very hard time. I was very stressed and a strange ominous feeling surrounding me. I was a student in the ninth grade, which is also called third preparatory class. That year, there was … Continue reading Thanks for Waking me Up by Zafer Sabbah, Palestine

My First Christmas by Tamar Schechtman, Israel

I was born and raised in a quiet little town by the sea, far from borders and conflict and also far from cultural diversity. Other than a short exchange program in Germany during high school, I never actually met anyone who wasn’t Jewish. I knew nothing else. Though I was supposedly privileged, I felt deprived … Continue reading My First Christmas by Tamar Schechtman, Israel