Makdous … Unwritten Eating Code for Syrian Households

Makdous … Unwritten Eating Code for Syrian Households

September in Syria is more than just an ordinary month. It is a kind of fuel-charging station for households to be prepared for the season and part of the long winter journey’s gathering of supplies. I quite remember how topsy turvy my house used to be when my mom was...

Makdous … Unwritten Eating Code for Syrian Households

Makdous … Unwritten Eating Code for Syrian Households

September in Syria is more than just an ordinary month. It is a kind of fuel-charging station for households to be prepared for the season and part of the long winter journey’s gathering of supplies. I quite remember how topsy turvy my house used to be when my mom was...

Why I Wrote My Book: “Bed Without a Homeland”

Why I Wrote My Book: “Bed Without a Homeland”

When I painted this painting (the cover of the book) in 2015 in a simple style ofdrawing, it gave me the impression of something new, ideas came to me and isailed in my ambitions. I asked myself: will I use it in the future to be thecover of my first album as a...

Margaret Ann Bulkley: A Woman Who Made a Difference

Margaret Ann Bulkley: A Woman Who Made a Difference

During the 19th century in England, it was illegal for women to study medicine. However, at this time, there was a girl named Margaret Ann Bulkley who broke this rule and became the first British woman to practice medicine. Margaret Ann Bulkley was born to a very poor...

Syrian Harvest: When the Festival Begins!

Syrian Harvest: When the Festival Begins!

Wheat harvest season in the Syrian countryside is more than an end stage in an agricultural cycle, it is the time when people strengthen their relationships and get to know each other very well. Back in the 1970s, before the introduction of combine harvesters, farmers...

Have you ever thought about what to say?

Have you ever thought about what to say?

I came out with 5 major takeaways from our meeting with Ms. Joumana Aljabri’s webinar In Harmony with the Moment: The words we say define us. Key words do not always mean the same thing. To say: “I am a refugee” is different from saying “I am in a refugee situation”....