For those of you who have followed this blog from its early stages, you might recognize the influence my mama has had over my approach to the issue of Palestine and, more specifically, my writing. Even as a toddler, well before I could understand the words she spoke, she instilled in me a sense of overwhelming love and respect for people as members of the human family. This positive attitude carried over to my understanding of history, sociology, medicine, politics, and life, really. Her wisdom continues to motivate me to pursue justice for all of the oppressed, not just the Palestinian people.
I am who I am because of my mama, so here’s a special Happy Birthday to the best woman in the world!