January 19, 2018
Mega Arsheed performing a song

Swedish Idol

I wish I could see those people that snickered at my dreams. I could tell them how unreasonable dreams do sometimes come true.
April 14, 2017
Family group walking on dust path

An Artist’s Travels

I was always searching for new drawing methods. For five years, I’ve volunteered to work with people with special needs, and I have tried to come up with simple ways to help these people draw.
May 1, 2016
Hands holding a smartphone

My Smartphone

I cannot see my family in Syria much, because it is so hard to get to them. So we send each other pictures on WhatsApp.
April 17, 2016
Shipping crates

Easy Target

My fondest memories are those of childhood – memories of playtime, of true friends that I miss in these foreign lands.
April 3, 2016
Man exhaling smoke

The Syria Test

They asked me a lot of questions. The first 20 were to verify if I was Syrian or not.
March 19, 2016
Globe showing Europe

Beyond Barbed Wire

On a cold night in 2013, I left my beloved house in my city Qamishli, and headed towards the barbed wire that separated our country from Turkey.
January 13, 2016
Photograph of girl

My Daughter’s Face

I recalled my daughter’s face. It was worth experiencing this torture, if she could just live like the rest of the world’s children.
November 7, 2015
Close up of guitar playing

Journey To A New Life

The first time I played guitar... The date I'll never forget ... The trek through Europe's forests ...
September 5, 2015
Deserted country road lit up at night

Passage to Europe

I come from the city of Qamishli, where I spent the best days of my life. I had never even thought of emigrating to Europe.