Living in A Hyphenated World

‘I am a citizen of the world!’ is a statement often espoused by many of this new millennial generation. These small growing streams of cosmopolitans continue to rise above the biases of their own cultures and traditions. They have adopted a Universalist lens rooted in an authentic understanding of their own complex cultural identities, how […]

Why we should not colonize Mars?

I recently came across many articles, documentaries and talks throughout the internet that spoke with the popular terms of “Colonizing Planet Mars”. I had to pause each time, because I felt really uncomfortable with the way the narrative of having step foot in this new planet in our solar system was being presented. Seeing mars, […]

Redefine Culture Shock

This small project hoped to redefine culture shock as an opportunity to grow and challenge our assumptions we have of other people in this world. I wanted to utilize the power of photography and the power of stories by interviewing individuals to understand our human capacity to be resilient in times of challenges. We all […]

The Shock of Forgiveness

Hell is not merely a fiery story of eternal damnation written in a book; hell is what civilians experience in times of war. It is a lived experience that brings deep psychological trauma. War disintegrates the very social fabric people live in – their sense of safety, hope, and security. War separates, demonizes the other, […]