Saba Ansari

  • In 2015 my life changed drastically as I stepped out on Toronto Airport one spring afternoon. Those 18 hours of plane ride took me away from home to a country that I barely identified with except that Anne with an “e” had been a Canadian. Chilly winds welcomed me, and while all was ...

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  • Every day for a while our near perfect lives are interrupted online by graphic images of destruction in Aleppo, that shame humanity and remind us of the devastating pain that someone is going through at that perfect moment somewhere else. We pause, feel sorry for a while then forward it to someone ...

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  • A backpack full of dreams, hopes and ambitions is carried every day to school by children around the globe, which returns home, filled with knowledge, love and respect. There is nothing more in there, expect a warm lunch box filled with delicious snacks. Their shoulders are not hunched under the ...

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  • “A twelve-year-old girl was killed by her father for not being able to make a perfect roti.” – October 2015 Crooked, slightly burnt, and resembling anything but a roti, I proudly presented my gourmet art in front of the family. While my mischievous siblings exploded with laughter, ...

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