Al Jazeera English: Child refugees in Greece ride horses to heal

Athens, Greece – Shrieks of terror mixed with squeals of unbridled excitement pierce the quiet afternoon in a small vineyard behind a horse stable in Ilion, a suburb of Athens, Greece. The noisemakers, two 17-year-old Afghan refugee girls, are riding horses for the first time in their lives. Once a week since early October, young Syrian, Afghan…

Slate: A Dangerous Game

Night after night in a Greek port, refugees and migrants wait for their chance at a better life. PATRAS, Greece—Ali Muhammed has been camped out at the abandoned wood factory for nearly three weeks. Tonight, on a mild evening in early May, he will spend many hours hidden in the shifting shadows along the walls…

Slate: “There Is No Life Here”

    Conditions are so bad for young refugees stranded in Greece, many pay smugglers to help them leave. ATHENS, Greece—Hunched over the balcony railing, Aisha Mahmoud* watches as the street lamps below flicker to life one by one in the swiftly descending darkness. It is nearly dinnertime for the residents at the City Plaza…

Al Jazeera English: The woman who washes the dead

The story of two women – a Palestinian Bedouin and a Syrian refugee – as one prepares the other for burial. Lesbos, Greece – In the large one-room container in the quiet cemetery of Kato Tritos, a small town several kilometres from the capital of Lesbos, Warda Alkenawy prepares for the ritual body washing. The…

Lensblog: Women Photograph

Very proud to be a part of this power collection of women photographers. To check out the growing list and our work, visit the website here.  In 1973, Sara Krulwich visited 29 newspapers, looking for a job after graduating from the University of Michigan. She met with male photo editors who mostly scoffed at the idea…

Middle East Eye: The Struggle of Refugee Mothers Stranded in Greece

As the refugee crisis in Europe stumbles into its second winter, mothers have a particularly difficult task ahead of them. Excerpt: ATHENS, Greece – In 2015, over one million refugees from war torn countries including Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrived on Europe’s doorstep after having crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean seas in overcrowded, flimsy boats…

Women In Foreign Policy: Interview

I had the honor of being interviewed by the lovely Clara Martinez for womeninforeignpolicy.org about the reporting that I’ve been doing over the past year in Greece while covering the refugee crisis. We discussed the current state of journalism, where the profession is headed, and some of the risks involved with this type of conflict and…

Women’s Refugee Commission:

Hot off the press: a long overdue report about the negative effects of the EU-Turkey deal on women and girl refugees in Greece. Excited to have several of my photos featured in this important report carried out by the Women’s Refugee Commission. See full report here. “While all of these refugees face risks, women and girls…