Make Your Own Passport : Stateless

By Lilly Sandoval

During the “Make your own passport” event today I learned some of the struggles people face when it comes to passports. Many were eager to get there assigned states, yet stateless characters are more prominent than I thought. I ended up with the story of Mona, a young girl born in Kuwait . The way her story played out was disheartening. She had been apart of a marginalized group and for that she had constantly been bullied as a kid. Luckily when she went to college she was granted travel documents, however soon after her arrival her papers had expired. She was unable to renew them because the Kuwait embassy said they weren’t responsible for “her kind” and the fact there there was so much discrimination prevalent is upsetting.

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