Young People

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

By Anneliese Frew. Connectedness. What does this actually mean? In the current times, for most of us it means being obsessively and relentlessly contactable and in-contact with the outside world 24 hours a day, 7 days a

Iraqi Transnational Collective Celebrates Diversity of Iraqi Women at Home and Abroad

“Iraqi women: between Home and Diaspora” was the subject those in attendance had come to learn more about. The gathering was the first public event to be hosted by the London branch of the newly formed Iraqi

Feminists Inshallah!

By Karima H’mimsa Back from my holidays with my family, I was chatting with my friend Gulhan about my time at Riad Kheirredine in Marrakech where I had an amazing stay.  Showing her the pictures on the

Leadership and support in the home

By Giulia Spingardi   I am a newly recruited consultant, working for Accenture, a global consulting firm. I am 23 years old, and originate from Italy although now I live in London. I am writing today because

The Third Option

by Nour Hamed Life is all about making choices; choosing to live in your home country should be normal. If your home country is Iraq though, things look slightly different.  In a war-torn Iraq, the ‘normal’ is

Meet Ali Riaz…

My name is Ali Riaz Tayeh Shamari. I am a talented young Iraqi, nominated for best and youngest Arab actor in the world by the Arabs Group, the most important company sponsor Arab talent in the world

Iraq’s Little Painter

By Lemya At this moment, the name Azal might not mean much to you. However art critics predict that it won’t be long before the name Azal is synonymous with the greats of abstract art. No, she

Mawada – a promise of hope from a new generation of women in Iraq

By Lemya “Mawada”, a group of young Iraqi ladies, most of them college students with some from high school, have developed a new concept of voluntary and charity work. Refusing to just helplessly watch the unfolding crisis

A powerful young generation faced with a stolen future. 

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘Middle East’? Let me take a wild guess.. Terrorism, ISIS, Bombs, threats or maybe even danger? Let me introduce myself, I am Amrien Al Suhail. A proud daughter of

Mentorship and Working in Hotels as a Career

I have heard about mentoring, and think I would like a mentor; what do I do and why is it important? My name is Sura. I am 32 and recently started a new job. I met my