The Exile of ’48

“Only faith will free Palestine” was something my grandma acquired after six decades of being a refugee. “I was born in 1938 – the eldest among my siblings. Everyone in Melkiye had a gun at the time, so my Dad bought one of those French guns to protect himself, and protect our home.” She was […]

When You’re A Strong Girl In A Man’s World: A Personal Statement

I come from a middle-class family that, to a far extent, does not exercise gender roles; a family that never justifies their criticisms with “because you’re a girl.” I am proud to say that I’ve grown, and am growing, into the woman I desire to be, the woman who does not believe her goals are limited […]