The Making It Here series follows the narratives of four students from the University of Jordan and explores the experiences, identities, and aspirations that have defined their young lives. The goal of the project is to promote intercultural storytelling and dialogue across language barriers, and to celebrate the power of radio to encourage empathy and contest stereotypes in an age of prejudice and misinformation. These pieces were recorded and produced in Arabic. Due to personal privacy preferences, I have chosen to keep Aseel's subtitled English video private. If you would like a copy of the English transcript, please reach out on the Contact page. All interviewing, editing, mixing, mastering, subtitling, and translation by Parker Ziegler. Photography and film editing by Jordan Kastrinsky. Created using Adobe Audition.