By Gift Mbewe, Zambia It started just around my thigh area, my hamstrings were literally killing me. It felt as though I had been trying to flex my hamstrings for hours. I thought the pain would go away, but then it gradually started shifting towards my knees, into my calves and right down to my … Continue reading Mothers Strength
By Youba Darif, Morocco I am called Youba, a name given to me by my father, who was deeply in love with the Amazigh culture of North Africa. I Discovered the meaning of my name when his fingertips traced the papers of a history book that told the story of the great Amazighi King Youba. … Continue reading Tales of Imilchil
By Yazeed, Yemen For years, and perhaps decades, none of the horrific stories of kidnapping, torturing or assassinating journalists has caught the world's attention like the current story of the disappearance and possible assassination of a well-known Saudi journalist in Turkey last week. Jamal Khashoggi, who is a prominent Saudi journalist and a critic of … Continue reading Yemen Prays for Khashoggi, But Who Prays for Yemen?
By Yaniv Today is the World Mental Health Day. Today is the first day of an entire week marking the "Mental Health Week" in Jerusalem. Throughout this week, 19 different events will be taking place in various locations across the city’. Ranging anywhere between movies, lectures, tours, and interfaith food-making classes. Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading Mental Health Week
By Safa, Tunisia I knew he was dying, but I couldn't accept it. We had been in the hospital for weeks and had fallen into the routine, waiting, watching, and remembering the laughter, the sadness, and the silence. Then we took him home, as the doctors couldn't help him anymore. I realized then that … Continue reading Father, My Life’s Hero You will Forever Be