Life Through Her Eyes: 18


If I was a plant, 

I would be bamboo, it's almost unbreakable 

If I was an animal, 

I would be an Arabian horse, the more tired it gets, the faster it goes 

If I was an object, I would be a ball, no matter how many times it hits the floor it bounces back 

What am I? 

Answer: Palestinian 

Okay here is another one What do you call it when an unequal conflict of power and genocides happen? 

Answer: occupation 

Now let's make it harder 

What happens when children are being murdered, starved, and orphaned? 

Or when women perform birth surgeries on themselves due to electricity outages and overcapacity at hospitals? 

Better yet, what happens when we have 190+ days of genocide and more than 60,000 kills?

Answer: Children are murdered, starved, and orphaned.  Women perform birth surgeries on themselves due to electricity outages and overcapacity at hospitals. The world is silent and the global community and humanitarian organizations do the bare minimum.

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.