Rima

Rima

Rima’s Story   I like to listen to what my heart says and do what I want. My name is Rima, I am a Kurdish 21-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria. First, my family lived in the Kurdish regions in Syria in the North, but there were always problems with Arabs and...
Ehab

Ehab

Ehab’s Story   I left Syria because I did not want to kill anyone! I did not want to go to army so I had to leave my home. You receive a letter from the government telling you that they want you for the army. You do not have a choice. The government will come to...
Osama

Osama

Osama’s Story   When I think about war and the violence caused by it, it is not the physical pain that first comes to mind but rather the emotional. It is the hate and judgment brought on by the war, the prejudice people start to feel and the barriers that they...
Zaher

Zaher

Zaher’s Story “I may be a radiographer technician by day and a father of three by night (or vice versa), but in every breath I take and in every book I read and knowledge I spread, I am a political scientist! I fell in love with political science at the...
Tooba

Tooba

Tooba’s Story Tooba is more than just a Muslim name, it is the Arabic symbol for the tree from heaven. And like that beautiful tree in heaven, I know my name, my being, is meant for great things. I may not have grown up in heaven, but I grew up in a beautiful...
Saad

Saad

Saad’s Story   From the outside, I am the guy who is helping others, the brother supporting my family, the counter trying to help those who need it most. From the inside, I am crumbling, I am being torn apart by haunting memories and images of war, of prejudice...