Kholoud Charaf, born 1981 in Al-Mojaimr, Syria, lives in Berlin. She is a poet, art critic, publicist and activist. In her poetry, chronicles and prose works, she processes experiences of flight and exile. As a writer and publicist, Charaf was repeatedly threatened by censorship. She has been particularly active in advocating for the living conditions of women and children in Syria, which has been torn apart by civil war. In 2019, she received the IBN BATTUTA Prize for travel writing. Since September 2020, Kholoud Charaf has been a fellow of the Writers-in-Exile program of the PEN Center of Germany. Her most recent publication is her poetry collection “Secret” (Amjad publishing house, 2021).