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Baraa . From Gaza

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My full name is Baraa’h Qandeel. I’m 24 years old. I like to call myself a “multipotentialite”, that means I’m interested in many different things, and I try to do them all.  What I have is passion, passion for what life can offer,

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Mohamed . From Gaza

Nobody is safe

DAY 29 – We are breathing dust Once again, we woke up screaming. Yesterday Israelis bombed the building next to us. Our door crashed on the ground. The night before they hit two buildings in our street. Missiles are dropping on us from

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Lancine . From Guinea

Two months changed my life forever

When I started rapping was 2008, in Guinea. My first song was called ‘Bembo’, the lyrics said that everything we earn in life is for our belly. We work the land in the countryside to help the family eat, to be full. We

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Henry . From Uganda

We have been fighting this for 10 years

We have been fighting this for 10 years. This anti-gay bill. It condemns us to life in prison and even death just because of who we love and want to be with. We thought this because of all of the international pressure, because

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Ameera . From Gaza

In Gaza There Is Only One Story To Tell

I can’t tell my kids it’s fireworks anymore. They are older now, my daughter is 15, my sons are 12, 6, and 3. Each time it happens, I can’t believe that we survived. This last Israeli bombing campaign, it shook the walls of

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Alfonso . From Perù

The other side of the “Wall of Shame”

My name is Alfonso Tapujima, I have been living in a settlement along the ‘wall of shame’ for 18 years. We don’t have water, we don’t have sewage, even though we live only 40-50 minutes away from the center of Lima. There is

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Ghadeer . From Yemen

There is no “post” to this trauma

I know that I have PTSD. I can feel this darkness in me, it haunts me in my sleep and when I am awake. They call it “post-traumatic stress disorder” but it’s not “post”, there is no “post” to this trauma that I

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