Citizens Talk 7.0

“Once I’ve been on a trip to Poland with a group of Wallonian people and that was fun. It was funny because there Dutch was so horrible that I had to try to speak French. I noticed there is of course a huge linguïstic gap, but also a slight cultural one. It’s like in France…

Citizens Talk 6.0

“I lived in Mexico with my sister and mom for two years. I’m half Mexican and my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our heritage.  I feel that the people in Belgium are not as open as in mexico, not just in the way of accepting different cultures but also in the…

Citizens Talk 5.0

“​Is there anything you’d change about Belgium?“ “Well, I would say the social view we have could use a change. It’s not that the people are rasict or something but they tend to be pretty close minded or really negative in general. For example, I have morrocan roots and people suspect every move I make just because…

Citizens Talk 4.0

“There are a lot of good things here but like the structure of our country isn’t right according to me. I think everything should be dicided or on a federal level (state of Belgium) or on the level of the regions (Flanders, Wallonia, Brussels). I don’t know what would be the best system but I…

Citizens Talk 2.0 

“My mother is an immigrant, so I was brought up with to different cultures and because of my dads profession, I’ve been introduced to a lot of different cultures from a young age. She came to Belgium from hongkong.” “Is there any stark difference between the two cultures, according to you?” “The open mindedness, I…

Citizens Talk 1.0

“Sometimes my Belgian friends tease me about being Polish and that sometimes hurts me because they make fun of my mom who became a cleaning maid when she first came to Belgium. They don’t understand how hard it is to find a job in a country where you don’t know the language, don’t have any…

To Aleppo

There will come a day when history books will talk of you like they did of the wars before you. When your body will be made a heritage site made to remember the horrors you faced. With innocence, tears and blood trapped in your corners under blocks of what was once a sight eyes died…

Day 54- Netherlands

So. Let me fill you in on what has happened in the past ten days.  I went to the Netherlands, which is about a two hour drive from our house. We went to a small town called Delft. It’s fairly close to Amsterdam and it’s the cutest place ever. They have these small mideval European…

“What good is war?”

Trembling from inside a mature mind He stared into the distance, A man who lost his childhood at merely fourteen. It’s true what they say, “What good has war brought us?” A mother who lost her child, A brother in search of his little sister. A husband, longing to see his wife, just one last…