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

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

Yemenites with No Religious Differences by Mokhtar Ramadan, Yemen

On June 7, 2017, my grandfather from my mother side, who is now about 73 years old, came to my house and spent a couple of days with us: me and my family. We are from Al-Nazhah village, Ibb, Yemen. My village is about 150 km south of Sana'a, the Yemenite capital. In my village … Continue reading Yemenites with No Religious Differences by Mokhtar Ramadan, Yemen

A Sudden Death, by Mariyamme Nabbi, Morocco

As I got back from school on Tuesday evening, I ate my lunch with my beautiful family, and proceeded to take a nap. I got up after an hour and a half and I realized that I should begin to work on my homework. It was not actually homework, but I had to revise many … Continue reading A Sudden Death, by Mariyamme Nabbi, Morocco

Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia – photo essay –

This is a series of pictures taken from different hidden parts of an Arab girl’s diary. Most women I have known in my country are having two or even three parallel lives so that they can satisfy their family and the society's expectation and then a "clandestino" life where a woman can think about herself … Continue reading Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia – photo essay –