Author Archives: @WomanUnveiled

About @WomanUnveiled

@WomanUnveiled is a Middle Eastern gal that grew up in Jordan and has been able to explore the world from there. She has camped in Petra, touched the sky at Burj Khalifa, driven through the streets of Riyadh (shhh), and partied the night away at Sky Bar in Beirut. Her home, for now, is New York. The journey continues at womanunveiled.com.

Three dead in Qalandiya offer reminders of Lina Al Nabulsi’s tragic death

The deaths last week of three young men in the Qalandiya refugee camp brought to mind an infamous story in the West Bank; the story of Lina Al Nabulsi. On May 15, 1976, 17-year-old Lina was shot and killed by an IDF soldier while walking home from school in Nablus.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation | 12 Comments

Uncompromising hope inspired by Ghassan Kanafani

A teacher, journalist, and writer, Ghassan Kanafani’s wide reach of influence continues even today, especially in the terms of his literature. His works will forever have a seamless connection to the hope for freedom in Israel/Palestine, a goal that even Kanafani knew would become the responsibility of future Israeli and Palestinian generations.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Nakba | 63 Comments

Reflecting on bombings in Boston and Iraq

The takeaway: We see and hear of victims of terrorism in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, and Afghanistan every day. The death of an innocent, no matter where, is nothing short of horrifying.

Posted in Iraq, Middle East, syria, US Politics | 58 Comments

Amina Tyler’s naked activism

Here’s the story of Amina Tyler, a 19-year- young woman who has brewed a storm of controversy in Tunisia. Tyler around 10 days ago posted two photos of herself topless on Facebook. The first image showed Amina with the words “F*** your morals” written across her chest. The second has the words “My body belongs to me and is not the source of anyone’s honor” written in Arabic.

Posted in Arab Spring, Middle East | 51 Comments

From Newtown to Damascus

No matter the context, no matter what kind of violence, when children are the victims it definitely hits closer to home. As we welcome the New Year, here’s hoping our governments and societies gain the capacity to take responsibility for the mourning and loss they cause. For whether in a small town in Connecticut or a small town in Syria or the West Bank, the grief felt by the families of the victims is uniform, and in all cases impossible to recover from.

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Occupation, syria, US Politics | 13 Comments