The stories that we tell of ourselves can only be completed by others. To bring justice in our world, we will need more than hope for a better future. We will need to start growing a peace garden decorated by all our differences, and we will need to connect these stories as parts of our collective story as human beings.
In this month’s piece, I interview newly published author, Elisavet Arkolaki, whose debut children’s book ‘Where am I From?’ gives a simple answer to a surprisingly complex question, that many children around the world fumble with. In the process, we discover many similarities to our lives and ideals- we discuss feminism, fighting patriarchy and finding ‘roots’ in a rootless, nomadic lifestyle.