Instagram, @steventekent

Poem: This Time the Boy Does Not Drown

This poem is dedicated to Alan Kurdi and all the other children that have lost their lives at sea. Whenever a child has a nightmare  We speak the dream into water  Water will lure away the mare and only leave night behind  We have spoken all our dreams into water  Be it a faucet or a river  The hope that our…

Instagram, @artby.ninach

We Should Never Forget Alan Kurdi

Something so small had made it so far from home – that all that raging water could carry something so gentle.” Mohamed Hassan, “Secrets of the Sea” On September 2nd, 2015, Nilufer Demir captured an image that would change the world. The image was of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying in the sand on the shores…

Syrian children being checked by volunteers in Lezvos, Greece. Photo: Neda Kadri

Are We Becoming Indifferent to the Syrian Refugee Crisis as It Continues?

After five long years in the struggle for civility in Syria, the temporary cease-fire was a welcomed sigh of relief…that is until a refugee camp was blown to bits the very next day. The United States and Russia assured that they would investigate to determine who killed 28 and injured 50 more civilian refugees who…