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Noun: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants. Many of those who have lived in the Levant or within Levantine families have struggled with the concept of freedom on multiple levels. This struggle manifests as the little girl who has to understand that she is not allowed to do the same things her brother does. [...]
Change; an act or process through which something becomes different. Change is when cavemen learned how to use fire. When empires were torn down to make space for new ones. When the leaves on the tree change from green to orange, brown, or yellow. Change is natural, if not necessary to keep up with the progression of life. In the last couple years alone, the world witnessed many events that uprooted our sense of normalcy, and replaced it with new norms better fitting for the times. [...]
As daily life in the homeland deteriorates beyond recognition, we all feel nostalgia for a bygone Lebanon that never really existed. The romanticized dream of what our society once was, however, pales in comparison to the Lebanon we have the potential to build. Join us in flipping the script on those who would rather we stayed silent. Sometimes the darkest times illuminate the brightest ideas.
In the first issue of the first ever digital magazine for the Lebanese diaspora, we introduce a wide range of initial topics that captivated us during this tumultuous time – from activism through art to parliament’s staggering inaction to working from home in Beirut during a pandemic.