Five years ago, I was living in a box. Not literally a box, but an extremely small room. When I lived inside this box, I lived like an animal in a cage. My life was controlled by other people. There were eighty people in this small box, all so close together that we were almost one. … Continue reading The Box by Khaled K, Syria
Omar is a 32 years old male refugee from Kobbaijep- Syria. He moved to Canada a year ago under the asylum program. His story started 9 years ago when he started his bachelor degree in music at the University of Damascus. His first year was “hell” as he described it. People didn’t like the way … Continue reading Refugee Pride by Houcem, Tunisia
Last Sunday I was in Montreal. One of the main goals of my trip was to attend the Pride Parade for the first time ever! Downtown was packed! Hundreds of people came from all the nations and backgrounds, heterosexual couples from all ages and religions. There was an elderly East Asian couple standing behind me … Continue reading My first Pride Parade! by Haya Abu Malek, Syria/Canada
The war in Syria? Who hasn't heard of the war in Syria? A carnage so painful to witness, yet impossible to ignore. We didn't own a TV to watch what happened in Syria every day. We did however, have something better than TV: WIFI. It is as quick as asking a genie for another wish. … Continue reading Beyond the Headlines – The Investigation of the near and far By Ala Oueslati, Tunisia
SYRIA — When you moved to a new country with another culture for your first time, you will feel alone. And maybe you spend more time alone, especially if you grew up and spent your first 24-years in a conservative city (Aleppo, Syria)...