ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice - Yara Almouradi: Capturing Refugee Life in Art, Providing Aid

 

Awkward: one of the first sensations I felt during my portfolio review for the Master of Fine Arts program at Cal State Fullerton.

Awkward: the reality setting in that my sister and I created a grassroots nonprofit, Sight & Sketches, seemingly on a whim.

Awkward: a fleeting observation when I was appointed president for the Fine Arts Society.

Awkward: the overriding feeling of responsibility I felt when I first stepped into the classroom, this time as an instructor, with 25 pairs of eyes staring silently at me on the first day of school.

Awkward: the thought that slammed into my mind, quickly followed by trepidation, when first initiating contact with refugees for my art collaboration.

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