This Kurdish girl deserves a thank you

There are probably a thousand depressing things that I would love to write about right now, to get it all off my chest. Writing those negative thoughts and emotions is often therapeutic. However, I choose not to. You see, dearest reader, I woke up to such a beautiful post from a person I follow on Facebook, I … Continue reading This Kurdish girl deserves a thank you

Kurdish couple go beyond just criticizing!

In Kurdistan there are two types of people. Type one sit and complain, all day, everyday blaming every issue in Kurdistan on everyone except themselves. These also are the type that sometimes throw rubbish from their car windows, don't obey traffic laws and find it okay  to spoke indoors while their kids are sitting half … Continue reading Kurdish couple go beyond just criticizing!

Kurdish hijabi fashion blogger: An inspiration and role model

My loyal friend, and greatest reader (S) - Hi Les! It's been a while since I wrote to you about something bright, colorful, full of hope, life and [insert all the positive words I know here]. There are certain accounts on Instagram that make me smile every time they post a new photo, Sozyar Mohamed … Continue reading Kurdish hijabi fashion blogger: An inspiration and role model

Rishn: Handcrafted in Kurdistan

I have never liked beards. I have never cared and have never, ever thought about anything to do with beards. But that's not what I have come to announce to the entire world (not that the entire world reads this blog, although that would be nice). Today I have grown a special respect for every man with … Continue reading Rishn: Handcrafted in Kurdistan

A casual encounter with Dastan

Loyal reader, Yesterday I was walking in our area with my sister-in-law (love you N.) only to bump into the very talented, Dastan. I have written about the now renowned Dastan & Iman over and over again. But today my encounter was different. She left the taxi in her own world, trying to carefully take out this little … Continue reading A casual encounter with Dastan

She sailed away to see what she could see…

Hello loyal reader! It has been a while, I agree but I don't call you loyal readers for nothing. You have been on my mind. I have lost count of the peer education sessions where I have explained the problem solving tree.' I wish I remembered all the problems we discussed in all these trees. … Continue reading She sailed away to see what she could see…

The story behind the girls, their bikes, and the books

Loyalist reader, Do you sometimes admire people from far? Even though you don't know them in real life? Well. I do, and Lanja Xawe, age 23, and her group of friends are one of them. I came across pictures on Facebook of Lanja and some lovely girls on their bike in a Slemani neighborhood selling books. "This … Continue reading The story behind the girls, their bikes, and the books