Omnia, 20, was born and raised in United Arab Emirates and moved to Gaza on 2013. She is a fourth-year student at the Islamic University of Gaza, where she is majoring in English literature. She uses writing to express her thoughts and beliefs, and also likes writing short stories and translating. Writing is the shelter she seeks refuge in whenever her mood shifts. Thus, Omnia believes “words are the reflection of one’s true self” and are “the means of change.” Her dream is to roam around the world and explore many different cultures because in knowing others, she believes she will know who she truly is. In her free time, Omnia enjoys reading novels and spending time with family or friends. “They are the true inspiration of my writings,” she says.