Love Is Not All What We Need.

I imagine myself going into a gift shop, where I ask the young man standing behind the counter to help me choose a gift for valentine’s day. He asks me while smiling: "for a husband or a boyfriend?” I imagine myself correcting him with a very serious face and an assertive tone “neither, for my girlfriend. I’m a Lesbian.” I can see that his face is yellow now.

Declaration of Insanity

Three years ago, I came to Germany as a student. As of a year ago, I started working in Hamburg as an outreach social worker. In my daily personal and professional interactions, I experience firsthand and witness racist macro- and micro-aggressions, be they subtle, systematic, well intended or backhanded. In the following text, I try to reflect on these aggressions, on the phrases I heard that have stayed with me and still occupy me, and on the violent space that Germany – and Europe – has become.

I am no longer able to remain sane in the face of systematic violence.

في زمن الأسرار، البكاء هو الحلّ

لماذا تخليتي عنّا، نوال السعداوي؟

One Of These Days

So I was in a service....

Urgent Call from Co-mayor of Diyarbakır Gultan Kisanak:Stand Up To the Siege

 SOLIDARITY WITH 17 KURDISH DISTRICTS

We've been receiving various sorts of statements and appeals from our sisters in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. We are extremely concerned about the situation and where the Women’s Freedom Assembly (KÖM) have been sending out this information: 

Transformations: Snapshots from a Modern Myth

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I come from the side of the land, from semi-dry soil and rocks, from oak and pine trees, she tells herself. The rain nourishes me. There is a stream flowing through me, a familiar part of the landscape that I do not even notice on most days.

But she was always afraid of the sea and its depth.

مقابلة مع مبادرة قلم رصاص

 

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