Life Through Her Eyes: 10

                                                                            I had a dream 

I had a dream of growing old with the love of my life, 

I had a dream of becoming a mother and bearing children, 

I had a dream of becoming a doctor, 

I had a dream of owning my own home with a backyard, 

I had a dream of traveling the world, 

I had a dream of living a normal, simple life 


He was murdered. 

The remnants of war made me sterile. 

The university I wanted to study at was bombed. 

My land is covered with civilian limbs. 

The IDF classifies me as a terrorist. 

I am Palestinian.

About the Author

Rand is a 26-year-old Palestinian. She is the youngest of four children; she finished her undergraduate studies at Bir Zeit University, Ramallah, Palestine. During her university years, Rand grew more interested in the humanitarian structure and the Palestinian cause from a humanitarian point of view. Through volunteering and networking, rand received many pieces of training in crisis management, and emergency navigation, as well as, humanitarian structure, signature, and localization allowing her to employ her knowledge in her career and as a volunteer with many local and international humanitarian organizations. Moreover, rand is a very expressive artistic person who attempts to share her human experience through pen and brush. She is captivated by sunsets and Palestinian beauty.