War seems to be endless. There is always an enemy to be defeated. The cycle goes like this: American public is outraged by an occurrence, the Media does a blackout coverage of said occurrence, which makes the American citizens even more angry about it. Politicians say: "Let's wipe out the threat!" People agree enthusiastically. Trouble is, there is NO SUCH THING as war without innocent civilian causalities. The amount of senseless killing in the world is too much to fathom. Every horrific event a child witnesses brings them even closer to living a dysfunctional life that may lead them to drugs, crime, and violence. These troubled children of a lost generation may go on to cause more disturbances that could bring about a war. The cycle can't stop until we make it. As a global community we need to lead with compassion for EVERY human being. We must make conscious efforts to STOP WAR and take measurable steps to START PEACE.
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Original graphic by Michigan based Syrian-American designer (yours truly!)
My family has suffered mass losses at the hands of the political war in Syria that is disguised as a Spring. Some of them were able to escape to Istanbul, Turkey and have built a new life there. They endured horrific circumstances to get there. The money will buy me a plane ticket to Turkey where I plan to teach English and help my family and other refugees as much as possible.
Through a recent talk with my Aunt who is living in Istanbul, I discovered that there are a lot of Syrians living around her in that area. I asked if she knew any seamstresses, and she could name a few. This made my mind explode with possibilities!! Back when I first decided to go to Turkey I knew that I wanted to combine my fashion work with my travels in a way that benefits a humanitarian cause. How amazing would it be to bring work to these brave Syrian seamstresses??
I observe & write about society & culture.