From Work/Volunteering

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…

#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

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…