Tag: Activism

25
Apr

I Imagine A World… A Poem

While volunteering with Syrian refugees in Greece and Turkey, I was deeply moved by just how unjust and unfair our world can be sometimes. People who once had a great life now left with absolutely nothing.  Although I saw so much hardship, the most prevalent thing that existed in every refugee’s heart was hope. The hope to live on another

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14
Mar

How We Can Learn From Our Past to Create a Better Future

We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.   -Native American proverb  Every single day we are writing the stories of our lives and contributing our part to the great story of our world. All of history, ancient and modern, can teach us lessons about our own lives and why our cultures are shaped the

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13
Mar

The True Meaning of Kindness and Friendship – A Memory of Volunteering With Syrian Refugees

Kindness is love manifested in its simplest form. It is the smallest of acts that can sometimes create the biggest ripples in our very being. Humanity as a whole depends on these acts to survive, it is what gets us through our darkest days when we can’t see a way out. I once knew a little Syrian girl who had

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9
Mar

A Dream of Change – A Poetic Longing For A Better World

I can remember scribbling down these words after the first time I saw a refugee camp in 2016 in Jordan with my own eyes and made friends with people from Syria. I heard the real stories of lives affected by war and their dreams for the future. Little did I know that for the next 2 years I would be

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9
Mar

Words of Wisdom – A Reminder To Always Have Hope For Humanity

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. “ This quote is one of my favorite sentences in the world, putting our entire human existence into perspective. Originally stated by the abolitionist minister Theodore Parker and later Martin Luther King Jr., it reminds us of the long journey we have come from and the hope

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