Despite having spent a decade in Malta, I still am a guest here—a non-EU resident who cannot afford to purchase Maltese citizenship. I cannot vote either in local council or European Parliament elections. Simply put, I am unrepresented.
We must not give up on those who seem to be on the other side of the fence—after all, I too rallied behind Lowell in the past and I changed since then. And so can others.
When your eagerness to contribute to society is never appreciated but mercilessly stymied and put into question in this country, just pack up and go elsewhere.
Upon returning to Malta after a year in Oxford as a five-year-old, I had to face the challenges of integration all over again; made worse by the fact that I had completely forgotten Maltese and my parents were living in Sliema.
On the year of the European Parliament elections, five groups of young activists are travelling throughout fifteen European countries on board of five caravans.
Short-sightedness of our political class in the face of climate change is truly distressing. We must convince political leaders to make climate justice and our wellbeing a priority.
Why must an individual sound or look Maltese in order to stand up for the good of our society? Not only does bigotry discourage sound debate between individuals of different nationality, it also backfires in the most unexpected way.