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Latest posts by Marcell Shehwaro

14 October 2015

What's Personal When You're Syrian?

The Bridge

"How to disentangle the personal from the public in your animosity towards those who want to kill you just because you attempted to assert your personal and public rights?"

2 October 2015

Kidnapped, But Sameera Is Ever-Present in the Memories of Syrians

The Bridge

Yasin Al Hajj Saleh is a teacher of hope. If he was able to smile in the face of hope, what is your excuse?

8 September 2015

A Year Away From Syria

The Bridge

What happens to a Syrian activist and her ideals when she takes refuge outside her war-torn country?

12 August 2015

My Birthday

The Bridge

On the day of her birthday, Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro looks back at the trauma and heartbreak of life in Syria through the prism of birthdays past and present.

26 September 2014

In War-Torn Aleppo, There's No Place Like Home

The Bridge

Displaced, like many Syrians, as a result of the ongoing conflict, Marcell Shehwaro reflects on her ongoing search for home.

5 September 2014

The Funeral That Brought Syria's Revolutionaries to a Church with Red Roses

The Bridge

Christians, Muslims, family members and revolutionary comrades gather at church in Aleppo, Syria for Marcell Shehwaro's mother's funeral. How to make it a space that preserves the dignity of all?

20 August 2014

How ISIS Came to Leave Its Black Stain on Syria

The Bridge

If Syria bears responsibility for the rise of ISIS, the country has also borne the initial brunt of the group's aggressions, writes Marcell Shehwaro.

14 July 2014

If I Were A Dictator, I Would Consider You My Enemy

The Bridge

Marcell Shehwaro adds her voice to #Douma4, the campaign to free leading Syrian human rights activists and opposition figures kidnapped in Douma by Islamist militants.

27 June 2014

In Syria We Have All Become Killers

The Bridge

What do you feel when the security checkpoint where your mother was killed is destroyed in a bombing?

12 May 2014

From Liberated Aleppo

The Bridge

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

3 May 2014

Syria: Love in the Time of Tyranny

The Bridge

"Wherever I look in Syria, I come across crazy stories of love, brave as a rose stubbornly growing, despite the weeds and thorns trying to suffocate it," writes Marcell Shehwaro.

19 April 2014

Syria: Life As It Was Before the Invention of the Light Bulb

The Bridge

With the power supply in whole swaths of the country cut off by government authorities, Syrians get used to treating electricity as both a luxury and metaphor for their struggle.

2 April 2014

Syria: My Mother, Alive

The Bridge

Syrian blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro remembers her martyred mother, "who believed in love, beauty, family and the right of Syrian mothers to live a life free from fear and anxiety."

26 March 2014

In A Syrian Neighbourhood, Rocket Fire Becomes The New Normal

The Bridge

When her Aleppo neighbourhood is the target of rocket fire, Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro's is both surprised, and not surprised, at how quickly life returns to "normal".

19 March 2014

Three Years of the Syrian Revolution: “Our Dream Remains Alive”

The Bridge

Activist and blogger Marcell Shehwaro on preparations in her home city of Aleppo, and other parts of the country, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

12 March 2014

Syria: I Am Aleppo, Aleppo Is Me

The Bridge

"Aleppo and I are alike: worn down, full of fire, confused," writes blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro, in the first article in a series about life in Syria during the ongoing conflict.

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