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Libya Art Exhibit paints bleak picture of post-arab spring society (al-monitor, 04.19.2017)

After a haunting art exhibit took place in Tripoli, I spoke to five artists about their showcased work and the Libyan art scene's place in a society torn by constant warfare.

 
 

Bazeen (Imtidad, 02.19.2017)

This nostalgic food piece about a traditional Libyan dish reflects on how the current crisis tears at the country's cultural fabric.

 
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East Harlem Activists Still Pushing to Remove Controversial Statue (The Uptowner, 10.10.2016)

Harlem organization renews its efforts to remove the statue of a 19th Century doctor who experimented on enslaved black women.

 
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Second Presidential Debate fails To iMPRESS uPTOWNERS (The Uptowner, 10.10.2016)

My colleagues and I reported and live-tweeted reactions to a screening of the second presidential debate from various locations. I was assigned a bar in Harlem.

 
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New yorkers On parole Take Road Trip For Voting Rights (The Uptowner, 10.03.2016)

A group of formerly incarcerated New Yorkers head for Ohio to encourage Cleveland parolees to vote.

 

LANGSTON HUGHES'S HARLEM HOME SET TO BECOME ARTISTS' HAVEN (The Uptowner, 09.28.2016)

A writer crowdsources donations to rent and restore Langston Hughes's deteriorating brownstone, hoping to create a place where art can thrive again. This article was co-written with a colleague.

 

Four Young LGBTQ Arabs Break The Silence About Their Everyday Struggles (International Political Forum, 10.05.2015)

A queer Libyan woman, a bisexual Omani man, a lesbian Saudi woman and a gender-fluid bisexual Palestinian teenager provide insight on life as an Arab on the LGBTQ+ spectrum.

 
 

LIBYAN YOUTH VOICES: ADDRESSING HARASSMENT NOW (International Political Forum, 04.06.2013)

An opinion piece on street harassment and misogyny in Libya.