You Stink protesters march towards Downtown Beirut during a rally in Beirut, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Lebanon's stories are no Hollywood fairy tales.Inspired by the uplifting aerial shots of Lebanon, posted by the ever-popular Blog Baladi's Najib Mitri, I'm starting to think that, at this stage, it's probably healthier to detach and rise above this sad garbage story before it consumes and defines us.One way of rising up again is to write new stories – tales in which we, as ordinary people, get to star as active protagonists as opposed to the usual pawns and extras. I'm currently enjoying musician and songwriter Gurumiran's recently launched and very first solo album, "Aberrance," inspired by his own personal stories.There are so many good individual stories to tell that have nothing to do with the prevailing narrative. Tanya Dernaika is a communication expert, blogger, wife and mother, recently repatriated and enjoying the roller coaster that is life in Beirut.
Removing the blind spots
Putting the love back in Lebanon
The power of the word ‘no’
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