Goodnewspaper: The Refugees Edition
We're proud to introduce Good Good Good's Refugee Edition of the Goodnewspaper, guest edited by poet, artist, and former-refugee Ahmed Badr.
This issue begins with a note from Ahmed: "One thing I wish people knew about refugees is that their experiences are three-dimensional, complex, and not limited to tragedy and pain. I think you’ll see in this issue that this is true. This issue is so important because it recognizes the need for refugees to tell their stories on their own terms and then fulfills that acknowledgement by amplifying their stories through its pages."
You’ll read stories about:
- Repurposing life jackets into jewelry
- A virtual reality project that puts you in the shoes of someone living in a refugee camp
- Artists who transformed a prison into a colorful place to live
- An interview with a top UN official, Kelly T. Clements, who offers valuable insight into the organizational perspective of the global refugee crisis
Above all our hope is that you will see that there is no one image, one story, or one representation that can fully capture the word “refugee.” Refugees are students, leaders, and friends, who — just like you — dream of a world that can be safe, secure, and full of joy and meaning.
This issue is itself a call to action, a call toward solidarity, collaboration, and empathy.