By Abigail Levitt, Israel The Knight in shining armour Takes her helmet off To reveal her golden hair Her powerful pelvis Her life-bearing womb She lays down her sword And washes away her sins She looks up at the stars At the tower At the rope Made of women's hair All the women who came … Continue reading She lays down her sword
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?” This quote was on brochure … Continue reading How to create change by Raghda s. Elziyadi – Libya.
When I was younger, my parents got divorced. with my mother we had to relocate to another far away city, where it was so hard for us to live. I faced many challenges there. I lost the life that I had before, and all my old friends. Simply, my childhood was very difficult, filled with … Continue reading Getting Out of My Shell by Bahdja Sehli – Algeria
I never imagined that heading out on a sunny Saturday for a day trip in northern Israel would end on the ruins of my friend's village, behind a shabby "Paz" gas station in the middle of nowhere near a small village called Hayogev. It was a sunny autumn weekend when we decided to travel to … Continue reading ‘Native’ by Zohar Weiss, Israel
Pacha Street is one of the main veins of the Medina. It starts from Zeitouna Mosque towards Bab Swika. Everyday hundreds of kids and teens pass through Pacha Street to go to the Bacha high school or to Ben Achoor library to study and prepare for their exams. In the previous century, Ali Pacha built … Continue reading نهج الباشا Pacha Street by Khaoula, Tunisia – photo essay –
I have experienced drastic changes throughout my life. My name is Wiem and I am from Tunisia.Since the events of 2011, I am not the same person before these events or after it. If you knew me before 2011, you would recognise me as a young, shy girl, who was quite isolated and lived according … Continue reading Amazing changes are happening by Wiem Alkkari, Tunisia
It was early September 2007; I had just received my exam results for my secondary school test (thnawiya alamma). I was overly excited for my future as my father had promised that I would be allowed to travel to Malaysia for my bachelor’s degree. I didn't bother about the grades, after all, my father would … Continue reading The Breaking Point Maryam Al-Kubati, Yemen