Marwa Helal


As a writer with a background in journalism, I believe words and images have great power in shaping worldviews, and I want my contribution to be positive and truthful. I am currently working on a larger work that investigates the failings of US immigration law by seeking out human stories of legal immigrants who have struggled to gain citizenship. Photography, dreams, travel and my own experiences inform my writing, as do current events. The soul of the story lingers long after we have turned off the news or put down the paper.