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 the third preparatory class. That year, there … 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

Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

Some winds come at unexpected moments, blinding your vision with disturbing dust. You can hear the destructive sounds but you are in the middle of nowhere. With eyes opened it seems EVERYTHING HAS COLLAPSED! After my high school graduation in Alexandria City, I was so excited with the idea of going to university. I kept … Continue reading Ahead Towards Tomorrow by Samaa, Egypt

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