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Comedy Creating Bridges

By Sunday, June 16, 2019 2 No tags Permalink 0

A couple of months ago a friend booked tickets for me to go see Ashley Blaker & Imran Yusuf: Prophet Sharing I have never watched either of them perform on TV before the event and in fact in the run-up decided not to Google or YouTube and just go straight to the show to experience ...

Anxiety

By Saturday, June 15, 2019 0 No tags Permalink 0

I travel in my mind like a tourist searching, searching for answers to questions. It loves creating, creating a myriad of situations that leads to brink of anxiety, an anxiety that make me question my very existence in this dunya, a dunya that I call home but makes me feel so strange. ⁃ A stranger amongst familiar searching for peace ...

#CreatorsforChange

By Saturday, November 17, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

Some videos everyone should watch who wants to understand this huge Middle East Conflict. The new #CreatorsforChange videos on YouTube have addressed this topic in many ways. This is one that I personally have wanted to do but do not have the resources to be able to make it happen. I wanted to see a video of Palestinians and Israeli ...

Walled-off!

By Saturday, October 6, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

As we set off to Bethlehem we did not know what to expect. We had seen online reports and read the stories about Gaza, Hebron and other occupied territories but we knew being there would be a very different thing. I was really keen to see what was really going on and get stories from ...

Eid in Al-Aqsa

By Sunday, September 9, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

I was blessed to be invited to visit Jerusalem for the third time. During Ramadhan I made the intention to try visit for Eid ul-Adha. I can say now intention was fulfilled – Subhan-Allah! Eid in Al Quds was absolutely amazing, the Al-Aqsa compound is full of people being joyful and all dressed up in the ...

Sigh

By Friday, August 31, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

A sigh of helplessness Amongst the signs of oppression Vs A sigh of relief Amongst the signs of freedom It almost feels selfish I am the latter, when people out there simply appreciate the feeling that they matter.  Jeeda Joseph

This Backpack…

By Friday, August 31, 2018 0 No tags Permalink 0

After travelling out to Aida Camp in Bethlehem, West Bank. We distributed backpacks to the children who were about to start school after Eid-ul-Adha. The way they hugged the backpacks it made me write the following... This backpack is the world It holds within hope A hope of change A flicker of freedom This backpack is a dream Filled with education A ...

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