Meeting Little Amal

Liyah Cross

You may have heard of Little Amal or seen her videos on Tik Tok, Youtube, Facebook, etc. Little Amal is a human operated 12 foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee that travels the world and has made her way through Europe and is now in New York.

The creator of this doll is Amir Nizar Zuabi. When talking to him about how Little Amal came to be he says, “When we talk about migration and refugees, we tend to forget that more than half of the people we’re talking about are children,” and continues to say “The reality is they’re children and all children are beautiful in their own special way. And I think that’s what Amal brings to the table.”

Little Amal is an entertainer to most she walks around the world reading books and waving to people taking pictures, but to some little Amal is a symbol. She is a symbol of how people can be so different and beautiful if you really look at them. Believe that Amal is a figure to little girls that shows them they can do and be anything that they want.