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6 months ago (2020-01-14 11:22:49)

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The first person I interviewed in Moria camp was a young 24 year-old Afghan woman. She had lost her sister on the journey from Afghanistan to Greece, she explained. “Everyday I go to the New Arrivals Centre, hoping she might be there, but she never comes.” As I watched tears stream down her face, I had to hold back my own.

I hate asking the same reductive questions to each person I meet, ‘Where are you from?’ ‘Why did you leave?’, knowing what they say will never do justice to the pain and hardship of their journey. What I really wanted to ask everyone I met was, ‘How do you survive here?

It is hard not to be acutely aware that at the end of the day, I could leave the horrors of the camp behind. I never quite shake off the discomfort of such an unjust imbalance of power.

Excerpts from my interview in the @guardian about my recent trip to document refugees in Lesvos ✍🏼 Full interview link in bio 🔗

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  • the i to of she in my never from you what camp do interview had person her leave be journey was it is not hard survive acutely aware here ask how met everyone at wanted really their hardship and pain that behind end excerpts link full lesvos refugees document trip recent about guardian power day imbalance unjust an such discomfort off shake quite horrors could justice young will go comes moria but there might hoping centre arrivals new everyday watched explained greece afghanistan on sister lost a woman afghan as tears say each they year-old knowing did why first are where meet questions stream reductive same asking hate own interviewed back hold face down bio
  • the i to of she in my never from you what camp do interview had person her leave be journey was it is not hard survive acutely aware here ask how met everyone at wanted really their hardship and pain that behind end excerpts link full lesvos refugees document trip recent about guardian power day imbalance unjust an such discomfort off shake quite horrors could justice young will go comes moria but there might hoping centre arrivals new everyday watched explained greece afghanistan on sister lost a woman afghan as tears say each they year-old knowing did why first are where meet questions stream reductive same asking hate own interviewed back hold face down bio
  • the i to of she in my never from you what camp do interview had person her leave be journey was it is not hard survive acutely aware here ask how met everyone at wanted really their hardship and pain that behind end excerpts link full lesvos refugees document trip recent about guardian power day imbalance unjust an such discomfort off shake quite horrors could justice young will go comes moria but there might hoping centre arrivals new everyday watched explained greece afghanistan on sister lost a woman afghan as tears say each they year-old knowing did why first are where meet questions stream reductive same asking hate own interviewed back hold face down bio
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@onthego_anna posted 6 months ago

very moving testimonies, also, great interesting work

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@kawilwer posted 6 months ago

💞 You help raise their voices to be heard. Thank you.

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@ailen24 posted 6 months ago

So sad that so many people have to go through all that kind of terrible situations.

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Really well written! Touches the heart.

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@dreamstonite_ posted 6 months ago

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@conservationistkrissy posted 6 months ago

It must be so taxing. Thank you for sharing 👌🏼

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@_robinnoelle posted 6 months ago

Thank you for giving these people a voice .. ❤️

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@whattookyousolong posted 6 months ago

It really is a reality check when we experience the lives of those the world seems to forget, but definitely vital that we elevate their voices 🐪

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@marciavidaljewellery posted 6 months ago

Thank you for shining a light these humans lives. Individual stories are so important to fostering more empathy. Your tender photography always tells such a human story too

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@guillemtrius posted 6 months ago

I had a professor at the university who said that the protagonists of the stories we tell cannot be us. When we work as journalists we assume that our voice is not ours but of all those people who share their pain or their experiences with us. We are like a speaker and we have limited time. Why waste this time talking about what the speaker is like? We can use it to talk about these people to whom we owe all their dignity. It's just a thought that I share but I think we should all keep in mind. The more invisible we are and the more visible the stories we tell, the better we are doing our job.

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@maryssor posted 6 months ago

Please, please keep sharing about your professional work on here! I know Instagram can feel useless/vain/inconsequential but I value the information and insights you post so much! Your account, and a few other activists', is one of the sole reasons I haven't gotten off social media entirely. Thank you for your dedication to educating the anonymous on the suffering of so many people. They are less anonymous to us because of you!

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@esmebellarice posted 6 months ago

You’re incredible. Thank you for this

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@kathryn_cowan posted 6 months ago

Hi, I’ve followed you for a while now and am so shocked to realise your work with refugees was in lesvos - I lived there for 4 months in the summer but in the west and never ventured to the east it amazes me to know that in the same very island I lived and work quite comfortable this was the reality at the other side - thanks for sharing this story I feel both ashamed and a woke

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@nkutlug posted 6 months ago

Caring and thoughtful putting their today and tomorrow into the center of the story. Thanks.

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