Multidisciplinary narrator of social issues
The article describes my volunteering experience in Casablanca, Morocco, linking it to a broader reflection on the importance of human connection in fighting prejudices.
My eyewitness report of the Catalan protests 2019 was written as a counter-narrative to the way the protests were shown by most mainstream media. Instead of focusing on the violence and pro-independence, I investigated alternative reasons for joining the protests.
Three sections of the article cover why synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics are harmful for our bodies and the environment; explain how to change one's bathroom to be natural and plastic-free; and give examples on where to find natural products for reasonable price in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
As a main organizer of the Slut Walk Rotterdam 2019, I was also responsible for promotional materials: this blog post is one of them. Its aim was to show that the Slut Walk - and feminism in a wider sense - is not reserved for women and that men are more than welcome to join.
The article was written for a social enterprise that aimed at finding employment for refugee women in the Netherlands. The story was supposed to be the first in a series of personal stories of female refugees that arrived in the Netherlands; I interviewed Hawa personally. The goal of the article was to raise awareness on the issue of female refugee unemployment and as such, to raise empathy and urge for action.
With the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the background, the article introduces Palestinian rappers and hip-hop groups and explains their creative processes. The article also deals with the phenomenon of Palestinian hip-hop as a means of release in a conflict-torn society.
The first aim of this article was to explain the situation of refugees in Poland and the correlation between the change of government and the cut in funds for NGOs helping refugees. The second aim was to offer a hopeful insight into a chosen practice of one of the refugee-related NGOs. The practice showed how an organization can operate under unfavorable government, but more importantly, how direct contact with The Stranger can change conservative minds.