BASSEL HAMIEH

Beyond judgment

I met Bassel on the dancefloor so to speak. I stood off to the side to watch him Tango as his instructor looked on. It takes incredible patience and sensitivity to interpret the music and lead a partner in such a sensual dance. I found out very quickly that the depth and acute awareness he displayed that first day runs deep in him. His story is one of courage. The courage it takes to stand against hate and move past judgment. This interview provides a lesson we shouldn't forget. It's a reminder that we truly are in this together.