Life Through Her Eyes: 23



If pride is to be tough, teach me oh dear sir 

The coldness, distance and disconnect you grasp 

I wish to have 

Teach me, dear sir 

How do I stand still at the center of tornados 

How do I stay silent while all i want to do is shout 

Or is that pride 

Or is that ignorance 

Teach me, dear sir 

How can I witness people die and shrug my shoulders 

How can I hear the sound of a grieving mother and witch off the TV 

How can I have the power to change and choose to sit back 

How can I dare to dream, when others are living in constant fear 

How can you! Sir 

How fucking dare you!

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.

All photos in the series are by Rand.