It’s Holocaust Memorial Day. Millions of Poles (including my family), Jews, LGBTQ, scientists, black, and disabled humans were slaughtered. Murdered by fascist wrecks of humanity. If you ever read the Diary of Anne Frank and said “I would have stopped it”, this is your time. Need help deciding what to do? Call your representatives, demonstrate, … More It’s OUR time.
I was with an Afghani refugee family that had just arrived 10 days prior. I stopped by to deliver some pots and pans to them, because it was only their third day in their apartment. It’s a mom and her four teenage kids. There was another Afghani family there, who arrived six months ago. Luckily, … More Soft hearts.
If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” – MLKj Today is a moment in history. Some people are rejoicing, some people are grieving. Today, I’m going to turn my head as the 45th President of the United States of America is sworn into office, fully knowing that … More If I cannot do great things…
Syrian refugees coming to the United States face a lot of problems, but one of the biggest problems faced by those settling in Metro-Detroit is that they don’t have cars. We have virtually no public transportation, and we’ve really developed around the nickname “Motor City”. Nearly everyone in Detroit and Metro-Detroit owns their own car … More Syrian Refugee Stories #3
The Syrians who are granted refugee status in the U.S. don’t come here and magically have homes. Most of the Syrians that arrive in the Metro-Detroit area are being processed through Jordan, and are given a small stipend to offset costs they’ll face upon their arrival to the U.S. These stipends should be able … More Syrian Refugee Stories #2
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m a white, able bodied, second generation college student who was raised in a middle class suburban family. I’m well aware of the privilege that comes with that. I know. At the same time, I’m a working class, covered Muslim, female with some mental health issues. … More Intersections of Privilege