Year Abroad in Rabat: Part 1. A Less Familiar & Certain Place

After clicking "Publish" on WordPress, sharing this, the first post of a 5-part blog series, I'm very relieved. I should have done it a long time ago, yet various issues got in the way. Now, it is something less to worry about from my hectic to-do list. Yes, life has been stressful for the last few… Continue reading Year Abroad in Rabat: Part 1. A Less Familiar & Certain Place

Mind, Health, Vulnerability & Me

When I was a child, I learnt to be many things. Strong was one of them. My life wasn’t easy, and it didn’t get much better as I grew up. I had to develop a thick skin to survive in a country in where people like me weren’t accepted or/and were always singled out, because… Continue reading Mind, Health, Vulnerability & Me

CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 1. Preparation, Arrival and Induction

The summer of 2016 was memorable for various reasons, from studying in Singapore for a month, to participating in an international work camp in Palestine. I met a lot of people from all over the world and learnt a variety of things useful for both my academic and personal life. Particularly, my introverted self gained… Continue reading CRCC Asia Internship in Shenzhen: Part 1. Preparation, Arrival and Induction

My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

(Before reading this post I recommend you to read the previous one linked to this topic, “My First Term at University: Independence, Studying, Socialising & Wellbeing”.) The last four months of my first year in university went by quickly. I had a mixture of seminars, workshops and lectures every week, together with daily readings. Lectures… Continue reading My Second Term at University: Final Grade, Volunteering, Working and Others

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