Trip to the United States: Part 4. Three Things I Never Do ft. New York

  1. Demonstrations Despite being actively involved in social action since 2013, I had never joined a street march or protest till the 20th of September this year. As discussed in a previous blog post, I'm very apprehensive of getting involved in public activism due to a variety of reasons. Initially, I wasn't even planning… Continue reading Trip to the United States: Part 4. Three Things I Never Do ft. New York

#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 3. Radically Meaningful? Unnecessarily Complex

In hindsight, I think I was initially worried about my trip to Poland for the wrong reasons. I was concerned about passport control at the airport, about checking into the Airbnb, about getting around the city, about encountering prejudice, about being lonely during COY... And I didn't think enough about the main purpose of my… Continue reading #COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 3. Radically Meaningful? Unnecessarily Complex

#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 2. Katowice

    Decor.   Morning in the city of Katowice.    Evening at the Christmas market in the city. Katowice, Poland (November-December 2018). To learn more about my time in the Central European country, click here. Photos by Emilie F. Yaakaar. All Rights Reserved © 2019

#COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

I have put off writing this blog series for nearly 3 months. I could blame it on writer's block or on my health, but, on this occasion, it would be misleading. Truth be told, I was incredibly busy during January: it was my assessment period at university and I had to meet some urgent deadlines… Continue reading #COP24 & #COY14 in Katowice: Part 1. The Icy Shock & Such Sheer Audacity

BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering

One of the main reasons I liked the BZU work camp was that it was not just about sightseeing: it was about understanding the Palestinian situation better. There were aspects of the Israeli occupation you could see (checkpoints, The Wall, destroyed infrastructure) but others required explanation because they weren’t visible enough. When applying to the… Continue reading BZU Work Camp in Palestine: Part 3. Lectures, NGOs & Volunteering