Tag: alaa

Coming out

You know how sexuality is such a taboo topic to discuss in many parts around the world but it especially is one in our Middle Eastern community. Now, sexual orientation is even a bigger taboo to come near to than sexuality in general is. Western societies have not come completely in peace with it either. ...

Love Always Wins At The End, Poem by Alaa Barakat

The world has stood against me once It told me I was not welcome To run on its grounds To seek a dream I once had The world was tough and mean But I didn’t let it distract me From the journey I have already started The world did not change its mind immediately About ...

Let’s Keep our Lawns Clean

A few nights a week, I choose to spend my time at my mom's. She lives alone and I like to keep her company every now and then. My mom who lives in Dearborn loves her plants and her lawn but due to weakened knees, she doesn't always get the chance to cut the grass ...

Coming Together

I sat down on a Wednesday evening thinking of what I can possibly write about. There are many topics to choose from, and despite that, I found myself unable to focus on one to start with. However, amid such a hostile political environment our world is going through, and such a growing division between people ...