Fleeing war in Sudan


By Utami Kusumawati It was the lowest moment in her life. Khamisa Abdulla was tired of everything. She felt constantly nauseous and wanted only to sleep. She and her seven children had been struggling to live in Cairo, where they had been waiting for almost two years to hear about their application for refugee status. … Continue reading Fleeing war in Sudan

Escaping the slavery of ISIS


By Utami Kusumawati While being held captive by the Islamic State, Shireen Jardo Ibrahim wanted to end her life. The young Yazidi woman who now lives in Lincoln said she could no longer bear the torture, frustration and humiliation of being an ISIS slave for nine months. “I just hated myself and wanted to commit … Continue reading Escaping the slavery of ISIS

Peace


Out of sudden, I got into series of Balinese lounge songs, which present traditional Gamelan and flute. And my memory went back to the days where I explored the island for many times, living the laid back and easy slow pace of life there. Getting back to the centre of my soul and nature. It … Continue reading Peace