The night I slept in Trafalgar Square

The night I slept in Trafalgar Square

When I was young(er), I was pretty reckless about my safety. I also had two beliefs: (1) that I should always do anything a man could and (2) that people were essentially good so nothing terrible would ever happen to me. And that’s how I came to be sleeping in...
The YES passports and the NO passports

The YES passports and the NO passports

This week marks the five year anniversary of Australia’s “offshore processing” centres – which means that many of the refugees have now been trapped on Manus and Nauru for half a decade. On this date in 2013, I had recently returned to Australia after 10 years of...
Toy guns and pocket knives in Lebanon

Toy guns and pocket knives in Lebanon

I was honoured this week to be named winner of the 2018 Amnesty International Blogging Competition. The piece I wrote, “Stateless in Shatila: Palestine’s Perpetual Refugees” was a reflection on the few days I spent in a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut....

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