Self-Compassion Vs. Self-Pity

There is a difference between self-compassion and self-pity. It is easy to mistaken our egocentric self-pity as justifiable when we act out and behave inappropriately. These theatrical responses are generated because we feel we are not being heard or seen, just like we yell when we think no one is listening. Anger – even sadness – both enable a sense of empowerment when we feel … Continue reading Self-Compassion Vs. Self-Pity

Deterrence of Punishment Against Palestinian Children

The preamble to the Convention on the Rights of a Child states: “Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” To include the rights of children as members … Continue reading Deterrence of Punishment Against Palestinian Children


Sara is a human rights and peace activist with a passion supporting the rights of children, graduating with a masters in human rights law and further studies in Middle Eastern politics, currently working in policy and education. She also loves philosophy and astronomy, adding to her education studies in astrophysics. She is also a filmmaker, filming an independent documentary in Palestine and currently working on … Continue reading About

The Facsimile

“Wake up!” she cried, slapping his cheek.A lifeless head, still, limp.“I am here.” Startled, she slipped.Taken aback. A facsimile? She turned around to this galley slave,His half body standing out from the burying place,Shovel over his shoulder, insolent gaze.Smooth as tarmac. She looked down at this lifeless soul,His red lips, green eyes, etched into cuneiformAcross his sinless face. Cold, but warm.Hair jet black. “That part … Continue reading The Facsimile