The Oddest One

Published no picture Idil Kına

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Member since January 7, 2012
  • 6 Posts

A few weeks ago I was at Hatay, Turkey. I went there to visit my father's village. Hatay is a wonderful city for the ones who don't know. It is located in the south part of Turkey, and through its thousands of years history, it has hosted many civilizations and is still a home to many people from many cultures. My father's village is a small place with the most peaceful and loving people. Despite being very different from the place I live, I always enjoy being there and spending ti...

Say NO to discrimination against vitilgo victims!

Published no picture Zara Qaiser , Student

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Zara Qaiser
Member since July 1, 2016
  • 2 Posts
  • Age 21

Has anyone ever forbid you from eating fish and milk together? I have been forbidden, by quite a number of people, for fear of developing a chronic skin condition ‘vitiligo’ (known as phulbari in Urdu). Being too naïve to figure out if that was actually true or not, I never dared to have fish and milk together. Yes, I was one of those. To be honest, I still think twice before having fish and milk together to this day, but I’m working on it. One thing is for sure though, I ha...

At what price do we pay for social media?

Published Avatar Tasha G , Student

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Tasha G
Member since May 4, 2016
  • 1 Post
  • Age 17

Pressure. Perfection. Pretence. We live in a media-saturated world and we do not control the message. Social media has given youth a platform for communication and expression, but has it come at a price? On an average day, 8-18-year-olds are engaged with some form of media for 7.5 hours. The relentless pressure and value placed on being attractive and conforming to society’s ideals contributes to body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in youth. Due to the prolific use o...

Tangier Hosts “The MECOP 22

Published no picture Mohammed Qasserras

no picture Mohammed Qasserras
Member since June 7, 2016
  • 3 Posts
  • Age 29

Tangier Morocco hosted a two day event on July 18 & 19 organized by the Region of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, in collaboration with the Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in France. More than 3000 participants active in regional climate change issues attended the meeting including cities and regions representatives, private sector companies, civil society/youth organizations, research/training centers, policymakers and elected officials from the Mediterranean Region. The...

Boy Blue

Published Avatar Mwaniki Nyaga , Student

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Mwaniki Nyaga
Member since June 8, 2016
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 19

She walked in behind him. She much liked to stare at the ground while walking. Her mother said she slouched. Her mother also made it known to her that she thought that her esteem was low. She just did not want to step on gum, that’s all. He wore blue. A faded blue tee covered by a denim sleeveless coat. Blue jeans, ripped at the knees. A blue cap sat on his hairless head, slanting in a crooked, almost lifeless way. He was staring at the ground too…Or was he staring at his als...

Starting It From Me

Published Avatar Aurna , Creative Director, CEO, Volunteer

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Member since June 8, 2016
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 18

It’s been more than a month now that I have shaved my entire head. The reason behind this was to promote diversity and protest against the killings happening in my country and around the world. Let me give my beautiful readers some context. Oftentimes my mom would run her hand through my hair and say how beautiful it was. People used to say that too. But when I used to talk about cutting it a little those people would say, “No! Do you want to look like a boy?” After cut...

The Power of Poetry

Published Avatar Richa Gupta , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Moledro Magazine

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Richa Gupta
Member since May 28, 2016
  • 21 Posts
  • Age 17

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words” - Robert Frost, a renowned American poet Learning English can be an intimidating task, courtesy of the unyielding grammatical and syntactical rules, as well as the daunting principles of sentence formation and punctuation. What adds to this unbending image is the rigid method in which this language is taught in schools—as an endless series of rules meant to be obeyed when one pens down tho...

It’s time to sparkle

Published Avatar Hannah

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Member since June 8, 2015
  • 25 Posts
  • Age 17

When I first started posting here on VOY, I did not tell anyone. Not my best friends and not my family. I didn’t know why at first. Now I realize it was because I was afraid that people might discover another side of me, an ambitious side. So I wondered, why? Why am I afraid of people knowing that I’m ambitious? I still don’t know the answer to that question. But what I do know is that since I’ve started showing my ambition many people have told me they respect me for it, b...

In this castle we built

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Shorouq Tarek
Member since June 3, 2016
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 20

Ever had an imaginary version of a place that you wish was real? A place of your own where you had the chance to set the rules? This is my version of a dream place In this castle we built, Hands of fate weren’t in charge. Everything was steady, Boring but never vulnerable. In this castle we built, Rules of time didn’t apply, it moves slowly when we’re content and fast when it must. In this castle we built, Darkness wasn’t scary and light didn’t...

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