Houston Strong: Turning Trauma into Hope

Written by Camille Frey //  The neighborhood I live in is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Houston. Refugees, immigrants, African Americans, Vietnamese, Latinx, and whites call it home. With this great ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity comes the beautiful mosaic of stories lived by its citizens. As I moved into the neighborhood in … Continue reading Houston Strong: Turning Trauma into Hope

What Comes the Day After the Disaster?

Written by Charlie Labarda //  It was going to be a hot day. The sun was up, but the electricity was down. We were in one of the relocation sites for families displaced by Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda)—the strongest storm to make landfall on record last November 2013. We were there as volunteers … Continue reading What Comes the Day After the Disaster?

“No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa

Written by Aimee Fouche //  The topic of mental health in South Africa (SA) is complex. It is riddled with a lack of both qualified professionals and funding from the state and employment opportunities. Not to have sufficient mental health care services in a violent country like South Africa is obviously a gross injustice. This … Continue reading “No Word for ‘Depression'”: Justice in Mental Health in South Africa

Recovering a Childhood in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Written by Janice Leung // The wind blows over the hot desert sand. The makeshift tents sway to the rhythm of the unseen source of power. Sometimes nature strikes viciously, sometimes the air stands still. When the storm rages, it sends life into chaos. Chaos of disorder, destruction, and uncertainty.   // Khaled is a … Continue reading Recovering a Childhood in a Syrian Refugee Camp