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Welcome! I’m thrilled you’re here—because I have so much I want to share with you. I’m here to make a life out of what I love, and what I love is writing, and visual storytelling! I hope you get a chance to explore and follow through this journey; perhaps it will ignite your own passions too.

 

April 19, 2019


This speech was given as part of the last assembly for the 2015 outgoing class at the African Leadership University at the ALC Campus in Pamplemousses, Mauritius on April 18th, 2019. 
 

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Would you believe me if I said that my life is an incredibly mysterious pilgrim...

November 7, 2018

"It is the poor people that suffer”.

A lady sat next to me on the metro and was eager to talk. The distance between Schiedam to Blaak was not enough. We discussed American Politics for 7 minutes.

"The democrats won the house!" I said. 

"Yes, yes I heard that on the n...

October 11, 2018

Unknown Artist. Seen in the Bathroom of Nieuwe Land, Amsterdam. 2018


How do you connect people of color living in multicultural cities together? Where and how can you start creating communities, support systems, and inclusive environment for intersectional activism,  e...

September 30, 2018

Djemaa El Fna, the most famous square in Morocco attracts thousands of tourists. This time, the square came to the heart of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The square wasn't transported, it was created from locals, Moroccan-Dutch citizens settled in the Netherlands for m...

May 27, 2018

To Carolina, Matheus, Sasha, Tomoka, Ilyana, Yassine, Ryoto and Takesawa.

ありがと ございま

I am told that I smell of of nostalgia even five months after spending one of the most vibrant experiences of my life to date in Dakar. It may be true, and also very noticeable especially...

May 26, 2018

Lalla Tahra’s soft hands, feeding her youngest grand-son, Daoud. 

January 2018

I collect memories. I dream of words that are often unspoken, and I like to introduce myself as a storyteller. My sources of inspiration have come from many hidden corners. It was a hybrid of...

February 24, 2018

Every morning, before I open my eyes, I write Arabic poems in the air with my right hand. I make sure not to forget to put the tiny figures above each letter to distinguish the sound. The manifestation of each verse comes different from its following. Unlike toddlers a...

November 4, 2016

I found an email I had sent you about four years ago saying:

“Dad,

The cruelest form of alienation is every place where you aren’t.”

Today, twelve months have passed without you. And I happen to be alive to write this.

I never counted the days, but now I do. I pay attentio...

October 5, 2016

  I got asked many times about how my first year of social sciences went, after having gone through a leadership training the year before. Each time, I find myself shaking and lost because I’ve been unable to put into words or describe to the fullest what it truly had...

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