Zeynep, a Youth from Turkey
“In Turkey, a woman is supposed to be curvy and petite. And when you don’t fit in those standards, people will start to discriminate you. I have a lot of friends who had to take dietary supplements. It could be dangerous since the supplements may have a side effect and/or cause a health issue with an underlying health problem. Personally, I don’t care about what other people say about how I fit in standards and neither should anybody. Standards change all the time therefore I don’t see the point of putting my health at risk just so some people can find me ‘beautiful’.”
Ammar, a Youth from Jordan
“Last year, I met a new student in my school. He seemed very messy and poorly dressed. I thought he was such a bad, careless and messy person. Then I got to know him better from English classes. He turned out to be a very well mannered, kind, and humbled person. I came to know that he lives in a family, with poor life conditions and limited sources, and that he was putting in so much effort to ear money, in order to help his family with their financial problems. At the end of the day, we became friends, and we got closer and closer with time. I really regret judging him without getting to know him better, that is why I will never do the same mistake again.”
Maryam, a Youth from Iraq
“When I was a young, my father was very obsessed with listening to music, even he used to play a musical instrument calling the oud, and I used to sit with him to listen to wonderful tune. I inherited the passion for music from my father. Music was taking me on a journey through time to different places that I only visit in my mind. It makes me happier, like a dose of both mental and physical comfortable. Is the only language in the world that is understood through hearing without indoctrination or educationI it calms and soothes the soul and helps to relax. Hearing music expresses emotions and feelings that language cannot express.