The Arab Spring held the key to a brighter future. After the initial wave of euphoria reality began to settle in. Despite hard earned democratic freedoms promised by the new rulers and in some cases the old ones, the hard truth is that the economic burden has increased for most and reverberations from the events can still be felt all around disrupting the tranquility of the region every so often exasperating an already delicate balance of life. Where people stood united to fight a common enemy has splintered into different voices with different ideologies. Where people had hopes disillusionment has permeated their daily lives. What at first felt like a cause to fight for has become an undesirable way of life for others unsure on what the next day will bring. What I experienced was a world filled with color but not the colors of joy but the colors of scars.