China: Poet Huang Xiang

Pittsburgh producer Jose Muniain shared with us his story of poet Huang Xiang, considered to be the pre-eminent post cultural revolution poet of China.Huang Xiang was born in Hunan Province, China, in 1941.  His unceasing bravery, in the face of sure re-imprisonment, and further torture, forced him to leave his homeland. Huang began writing poems in […]

Sweden: Hedda Krausz Sjögren

We recently interviewed Sweden's Hedda Krausz Sjögren, a prominent theatre producer, playwright, and activist. She shares her story about her work as a storyteller and activist supporting human rights and women's rights, and specifically describes "Roma Voices" a production that is part of a greater initiative led by Sweden's inclusion efforts for the Roma people in their […]

Syria: An interview with Ammar Adbulhamid

Ammar Adbulhamid is a human-rights activist, writer and digital media artist, exiled from Syria living in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.  Ammar shares with us his life growing up in tumultuous Syria, the demons he lives with everyday as a result of his life then and memories that haunt him today.  Please read his story and […]