Category Archives: Ideas

An aside: anorexia will not finish with me

I have not written a first-person piece in a very long time and I do not intend to make them a regular thing. There are many other stories to be told. But the time was right for this one.  “I … Continue reading

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Eid al-Fitr for Syrians in Saidon: Assad’s eyes are everywhere

Youssef looked disgusted. “I cannot look at him”, he said, of the president of his country, Bashar al-Assad. It was the eve of Eid al-Fitr in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. The 28-year-old carpenter from Latakia in Syria knew … Continue reading

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‘Dear Brussels, my parents died in a bomb. Stay strong.’ A message from a Syrian orphan

In the aftermath of the heinous attacks on Brussels, claimed by Daesh, there has been a regrettable outpouring of hate and blame towards refugees from the Middle East. People such as Katie Hopkins (whose heinous “commentary” I won’t repeat or link … Continue reading

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