VIOLENCE IS JUST LIKE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTING ALL OF US
We are struggling, millions have died, untold others suffer. Many have lost their loved ones; many have become homeless. This has really shown the connectedness we share as humans.
We shouldn’t let borders divide us, and they certainly don’t keep us all safe. Sometimes they trap us. Borders sift us into groups and make us sit far away from one another, creating animosity and otherness. It’s time to stand up and come together.
We are living in a world now where many people just follow blindly without paying attention to what is really going on. Let’s stop being blind, let’s start leading.
Turning Truth into Fiction
I stand for all humans. I don’t see gender, I don’t see origin, and I don’t see differences. All I see is the injustices affecting them every day, injustices that must be stopped. I stand beside all humans, offering my support. You and I are alike. As soon as we realize this truth, the magic of positive change can happen.
FEATURED GUEST POST
In A Lullaby in the Desert, one woman’s fight to freedom plunges her into humanity’s depths
What if by questioning injustice and standing up for the oppressed, your words were met with threats, captivity, and execution? Would you still stand up?
Imagine being born without rights. From bicycle bans and compulsory clothing to mandatory beliefs, what’s worse than being born in a society where your gender alone is a crime? Millions of women are held captive, whether behind bars or behind barriers, for what they believe, what they wear, and what they say. They are suffering at this very moment. Some, like Susan, decided they wouldn’t take being held in the grip of a society’s invisible hands any longer. Some, like Susan, decided to stand up despite the possibility of paying with their lives.
THE LILY CAFE
The Lily Cafe is thrilled to present a guest post by Mojgan Azar, author of A Lullaby in the Desert, which is about a woman’s fight for freedom as a refugee in the Middle East.…
Stepping into another world
A Lullaby in the Desert isn’t just Susan’s story; it’s the chorus of millions of women, their voices carrying forcefully over the empty sands. Their silent melody can be heard from Iran to Syria, from Indonesia to Morocco. Indeed, their voices ring all over the world. Slavery as we read about it in the history books may be fading into the past, but another kind of slavery lives in the present and threatens to persist into the future if we choose to ignore it.