Tagged heritage

Nationality, Ethnicity, Heritage & Me

2017 is being an intense year for the Western world, marked by the rise of nationalist movements. Anyone with a basic understanding of fascism, xenophobia and white supremacy would have probably seen this coming in the last few years. When politicians across the spectrum use migrants as a basketball ball to score points, when challenging…

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…

GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU: Part 2. Cultural Intelligence, Welcome Party, Group Day Out and Heritage Centres

Welcome to the second part of my blog series “GEM Trailblazer Summer in Singapore’s NTU”! If you haven’t read part one, you can find it here: https://findingmyselfinsideme.com/2016/07/09/gem-trailblazer-summer-in-singapores-ntu-part-1-preparation-flight-orientation-and-city-tour/. In this post I will talk about the start of my short academic course, the Summer Bonanza organised by the university as a welcome party, a group trip to…