“I wanted to do something in my spare time that would be of some use”

There is a fire fighter in Pakistan, who, for the past 30 years, has been teaching Islamabad’s poorest children how to read and write. His name is Mohammed Ayub. His students know him as Master Ayub. “My family were staying in the village and I was here in the city alone, so I wanted to […]

Tea & Thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home

It was a baking hot summer day when I travelled to the western suburbs of Sydney to meet Sally. She’s recently returned after spending three years in Jordan with her husband and her three children, working with people displaced by conflict. She just authored a book with her friend, Katrina Flett Gulbrandsen, and I was […]