Oussama's story

Behind This Smile - OUSSAMA

I don’t tolerate racism at all. I believe we can be one. I believe one way to break down barriers that can stand between religion and culture is to start a conversation. Everything I do is one big conversation. Your stories, your emotions, thoughts and feelings may differ, but we are all still human, all living together under the same banner of humanity.

I try to make everyone’s day, smile and laugh. I believe it goes a long way in making a difference in people’s lives. Smiling is contagious. It’s a good thing to keep smiling, smiling, smiling; make someone’s day and you just might stop them from having bad thoughts for you, you might make a positive difference in their lives. It’s just a little thing you can do.

We should be looking out for one another. I love the quote from Mohamed Ali “the service you do to others is the rent you pay here on earth.” I believe one thing can link to another in a positive way. Our good actions will get good results. The negative stigmas are something that can be overcome with dialogue; conversation can get a point across. I want to be me; that’s all, just like you want to be you, we are all the same. We are all connected. So let’s start with a smile and a conversation, let’s care about each other, let’s ask ourselves what we can do to make life better for all of us.”



You can see Oussama's image at Laverton Community Hub, Altona North Library and Williamstown Library