Childlike Heart

 By Yousra, Morocco When we are born, we enter the world as a tabula rasa: nothing is written on us. We have only a future, no past. That is the meaning of innocence. We lose our childlike innocence as time passes, as we grow up and experience the world. I, as a child, was purely … Continue reading Childlike Heart

The Painting of a Foreigner by Mummy, South Africa

It was February, the first day of my third year at university. I was heading to the bus stop when I saw people singing and protesting on the street. They carried big boards which had written on them, "They must go! We are tired of them!" I was confused. I had no idea what was … Continue reading The Painting of a Foreigner by Mummy, South Africa

Your only responsability is to speak up! By Oumaima, Morocco

 It was noon and I was leaving the hospital after our morning rounds to head towards a meeting at the Norwegian embassy.  I walked out and took the first cab I found, I was too excited and nervous to notice that the driver already had 2 clients in the back of the car, so I … Continue reading Your only responsability is to speak up! By Oumaima, Morocco

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

A terrorist for them, a father for you, by Tamar Ben-Ozer, Israel

“I lost my dad two years ago.” My usually bubbly friend Hannah’s voice is expressionless. Her words sound scripted, as if she's a mediocre actress who's performed a role one too many times. “He was driving home from prayers one day in East Jerusalem.  There were some riots going on in the streets. People were … Continue reading A terrorist for them, a father for you, by Tamar Ben-Ozer, Israel