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Everyone is Named Mohammed

Our fourth day of painting and revamping the Hub has concluded and we’re just about at our goal of painting three classrooms, the library, and the reception area of the building. I’m starting to lose my mind ever so slowly … Continue reading

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A Greek Christmas

Christmas is still such a strange concept to me. As a child, I would have never imagined myself being away from the people that I love most on this particular holiday, but adulthood has proven to be more complicated than … Continue reading

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Athens to Leros, Ferrying Forward

Journal entry from Friday, 16 November, 2018: I’ve just wrapped up four days in Athens after flying in from Cabo Verde on Monday. The time passed so quickly, but I found myself completely engrossed in the city and the people … Continue reading

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Sad Stories and a Cappuccino

“That would be a good name for a poem,” he says to me as we say goodbye. God, let there be a “next time!” This guy, one of the refugees I know, he’s a poet. He’s reached out to me … Continue reading

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“Volunteering, Why Do You Do This?”

This evening, I found myself sitting around a small coffee table in a one room AirBNB with three other men. Eight months ago, they all lived in the Leros Hotspot, a refugee camp on an island near Turkey. I volunteered … Continue reading

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Tell Me About Kraveta

Since leaving Greece in March, I’ve kept in close contact with four of the refugees I met and worked with while on the island of Leros. These relationships have, at times, felt extremely fruitful and at other times lacking, simply … Continue reading

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I arrive alone in the middle of the night. I’ve never been to this country before and I don’t know anything about how it works. I’ve barely even had a chance to do a search about it on the internet. … Continue reading

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