How did the 'refugee crisis' become part of your daily life?
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I crossed my first border in 2010. I was sitting on the behind of a taxi heading from Antakya to Aleppo. I was completely freaking out while the taxi took the last turn into Syria. I was in country I haven’t been before. The guy next to me was obviously nervous. I later realised that I just couldn’t stopped checking my cell phone signal. It took me while a start the conversation in random hand signal with a mixture of my very limited Arabic vocabulary I inherited from Turkish language. He taught I was a police and my nervousness my him nervous. He was a daily worker just trying to reach home and had 4 children waiting for him in front of his house. Very normal I thought all of my stress and strangeness went away not when I saw his house but the moment he started to tell his story to me. That was my ‘Alice’s rabbit hole’ moment. I am listening stories from day on till today. Names of the people don’t stay with me the stories do however… I am trying my best to pass the stories along. That’s why I am trying to be the vanishing mediator that gives the voice to untold and unheard stories whenever and wherever I can. That’s why I am studying media and being a ‘hub’ here to barely pass along stories that would help to build bridges instead of borders. I think there is a story around every corner that deserves be heard or there is a person around every corner that deserves to hear a story .
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