June 2014 is when Daesh (ISIS) barged into Iraq and took control over one of its biggest cities; Mosul. The Islamic State in Iraq (ISI) were the remnants of Zarqawi’s group, an offshoot of Al-Qaeda primarily active in Iraq. He died in an American airstrike in 2006, while attending a meeting in a safe house.Continue reading “Beard”


March 1991; after the war was over in Kuwait, the Iraqi army was defeated, and the US did not want Saddam to stay in power anymore. This time, they wanted the Iraqi people to rise up against him. The former president Bush stated: “There is another way for the bloodshed to stop, and that isContinue reading “Bananas”

A Stitch in Time

Every event in life is a stitch that manages to create a new piece. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes sad, but all equally valuable pieces that help to portray who we are. I would like to take you on an ongoing journey that started in one of the most war-torn countries in the world; Iraq. Like anyContinue reading “A Stitch in Time”

Fashion Show

Now you are thinking: War and fashion show? Yes, exactly! War and Fashion Show. The deadliest bomb attack in Baghdad, happened on July 3, 2016, in one of the most famous neighbourhoods of Al-Karaddah. The bomb killed about 292 civilians and injured more than 200. The attack was carried out by the so-called Islamic StateContinue reading “Fashion Show”


In order to understand the cause of a conflict, looking into its roots is a must. One of the theories that talks about this is the sense of social, or ethnic belonging. I am going to try and place this theory in the context of the Iraqi conflict and look at how people dress aContinue reading “Belonging”

Pocket Squares

On the 6th of August 1990, following the Iraqi invasion of its neighbor Kuwait, the United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions against Iraq’s old regime which was close to a total financial and trade ban. This lasted for 13 years. The aim of the sanctions was to force Iraq to withdraw from its neighbor, compensateContinue reading “Pocket Squares”