Rawan (L)) and Maya (R)). Photo by: Nora Sayyad

Art and Resistance in the Palestinian diaspora

“You can’t tell us how to dance” — a conversation about culture, art and activism

“The account came to life after the Palestinian protest happened in May [2020], and we were… surprised it happened and none of us Palestinians were there. So we had a Zoom call, and [were] like, ‘what the hell?’ … I was pretty frustrated when it happened. I would have loved to go. “

Silencing Voices

Pinkwashing often refers to the commercialization of LGBTQ-rights and is used as a marketing strategy. In the Palestine and Israel context, it is also actively used as part of the occupation.

Credit: Rawan

Shaping Conversations

I say: How is this my concern? I’m a spectator
He says: No spectators at chasm’s door … and no
one is neutral here. And you must choose
your part in the end
(Extract from I Have a Seat in the Abandoned Theater by Mahmoud Darwish, transl. Fady Joudah)

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Creating Platforms

My sister, our land has a throbbing heart,
it doesn’t cease to beat, and it endures
the unendurable. It keeps the secrets
of hills and wombs.
(Extract from Hamza by Fadwa Tuqan (1917–2003), transl. unknown)

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Persisting

Had the Tree really fallen?
Never! Not with our red streams flowing forever
(Extract from The Deluge and The Tree by Fadwa Tuqan (1917–2003), transl. unknown)

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