Anniversary of Sudan’s Massacre

Youmna Saeed is a sophomore at the University of Texas at Dallas studying Sociology. Given her identity as Sudanese-American Muslim woman, her artwork strongly reflects the struggles and triumphs her people have faced. “Although I dream of becoming a lawyer, my writing allow me to amplify the voices of the unheard, speak justice, and promote messages of unity and strength.”

Ancient Roman time town in Palmyra, Syria.

Looking For Home

This free-thinking piece talks about the author’s experience leaving his hometown at an early age and growing up feeling confused about where he came from. He describes his struggle with self-identity along with the turning point that helped him get past it, allowing him to come up with his own definition of “Home.”