The first day of my pediatrics clerkship fell on my mother’s birthday, and the combination reminded me of the unbreakable love between mother and child, between my mother and I.
Especially in the United States where pro-Israel sentiment runs high, Palestinians face unique challenges when being open with their identity. This question in particular forces many to pause and think.
This piece is about that one formative experience that made me acutely aware of Israel’s occupation and my role in working to put an end to it. Our Dissected Poetry project infuses original poetry with original stories to give readers as rich and as raw of an experience as possible.
Amira Sakallah writes about the struggles of living under occupation and what many Palestinians must physically and psychologically do to cope.
Norah explores the implication of language, tradition, and social stigma in the diverse Palestinian diaspora. She wonders, fiercely and out loud, what it will take for us to reclaim our narrative without marginalizing any of those within it.
Ahmad Zahzah reflects on his mother, Nawal Shaaban, a Palestinian woman driven from her home in Haifa in 1948.
This performance piece is about my grandmother, the rituals we shared, and the conversations we never had. Our Dissected Poetry project infuses original poetry with original stories to give readers as rich and as raw of an experience as possible.
Guest contribution by Hasheemah H. Afaneh When I woke up from ten hours of sleep on a twelve-hour flight from…
For there is nothing on this earth as moving as Palestine’s sun.
There is something strange about validating one’s identity through an online poll. But we still do it anyway.