Everyone likes cartoons, especially the ones that look like them.
It’s a good thing I’ve got a lot of cartoons –and stories – to share.
Why the cartoons?
“Sophie, people don’t know that I’m Rohingya. They just see me as a Muslim, like that’s a nationality or something. They don’t know my story. Maybe if you share our stories, then they will understand.”
Anyone who knows me for more than 5 minutes knows how important Rohingya Reunions have become for me. These reunions have challenged me to travel more, take greater risks, and learn about the power of family from the strongest, most resilient individuals. Their stories have inspired me – their resilience has challenged me.
They have asked me to share their stories, which is an honor and a privilege. While stories tend to go hand-in-hand with photos, sometimes photos are not for sharing. That’s why I’m excited to provide representation through cartoonization. Everyone likes cartoons, especially the ones that look like them. It’s a good thing I’ve got a lot of cartoons – and stories – to share. Ready to finally launch my Rohingya Reunions Stories the Books Unbound way. Storytelling through art.
Stay tuned for upcoming stories!