A Visit to Gaziantep

Ozlem visited the city by the Syrian border where she had a chance to reunite with an old friend and made new friends thanks to her current research on lived religion, a relatively novel concept in Theology. Not only did she conduct interviews with Syrian women but...

An Essay on UmAy

One cannot know to where to turn in stressful and anxious days. It is hard to distinguish between what comes from you and what doesn’t, and to journey into the silence. To be able to feel that you are heard when you talk is even harder. You know that there is...

About the Beautiful Days at UmAy

UmAy is a house full with delightful feelings, I couldn’t even dare to imagine its existence for a long time.  If I hadn’t actually spent time there I would have thought it is just utopia. All the things that I thought were devalued in the world such as art,...

Interview with Özlem Ezer

In researching the author of the book Syrian Women Refugees 2019, Ozlem Ezer, also the creator of UmAy home and work space, I was very interested in interviewing her in a more formal setting, beyond our conversations over breakfasts and cups of coffee. Ozlem describes...
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