The Most Mira program in Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, brings high school students from different ethnic backgrounds together to grapple with and address societal issues that have plagued the state since Yugoslavia’s collapse in the 90s.
Stephanie Sugars is the assistant editor at Civic Ideas. She is a freelance journalist and photographer living in New York City, but born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a shameless green chile addict, avid reader and habitual goof.
Her reporting focuses on human rights, conflict, identity, political art & literature, and transitional justice. Her work has been published by Al Jazeera, Open Democracy, Balkan Diskurs, Bedford+Bowery, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Civic Ideas, Muftah, the New York Transatlantic, and the Journal of Political Inquiry.
While updating identity documents is an arduous and expensive legal process, many non-binary (those who don’t identify as a man or woman) and transgender people have been motivated by November’s election results and are undertaking the process of updating their names, gender markers or both.