You Can Still Be Yourself by Khadija Amahal, Morocco

When I was a kid, my mother used to advise me not to talk to strangers. She would tell me stories of kids who were kidnapped or poisoned once they welcomed a friendly talk by someone they encountered in the street. That’s why I would walk on my way to school all alone head to … Continue reading You Can Still Be Yourself by Khadija Amahal, Morocco

WHEN THE CITY IS SO COLORFUL AND THE STATE SO DARK by Ayala Berger, Israel

Three days ago Pride Parade was held once again in Tel Aviv. The most exciting holiday of the year, manifesting in a month, a week, a day. So much preparation, so much talk, the excitement is felt in the air in the city of eternal freedom. The city is painted in pride colors, the colors … Continue reading WHEN THE CITY IS SO COLORFUL AND THE STATE SO DARK by Ayala Berger, Israel

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

The Uninvited Guest by Hadass Evron, Israel

The problem with anxiety attacks is that they're always coming at a bad time. They don’t ask you if it’s okay when they come, they don’t knock on your door, they just burst in as an uninvited guest that you have to deal with. My body started shaking in the car as I was on … Continue reading The Uninvited Guest by Hadass Evron, Israel

#MEN’too by Amine Hajji, Tunisia

Since October 2017, thousands of men in power have been crawling out of their skin, heavily drinking, and recalling every interaction they had with a woman which might be considered –surprisingly to them- as a form of sexual harassment. The “Breaking News” theme of every major media update for the past two months has been … Continue reading #MEN’too by Amine Hajji, Tunisia