Archive for March, 2012

(Storytellers) The Forgotten Legacy: Kurdish Handicraft Weaving

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

This thoughtful piece by storyteller Kasar Abdulla introduces us to the Kurdish art of weaving. From socks and purses to hats and rugs, Kurdish women take pride in preserving the tradition of making intricate crafts with their own hands. Abdulla delves deep into the significance of the practice in difficult times, explaining that the women “relied on their weaving talents in refugee camps; they would turn something as simple as a potato sack into new purses and exchange it for food with the Turks.” A must-see story.


(Storytellers) Coming to America: A Filipino Immigrant`s Story

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

One thing we’ve found in common with everyone we’ve spoken to through Next Door Neighbors is that they each have a unique and interesting story to tell of how they got to this country.  In this story, Megan Macaraeg, originally from the Philippines, tells of her family’s journey of leaving their native country during martial law and starting a new life in the U.S.  The end of this heartwarming video is not what you’d expect…