Life Through Her Eyes: 30

                                                                            Broken Record

I keep repeating myself 

I have been repeating myself 

What a broken record I must be 

how exhausting I may be 

oh poor you! 

does hearing about dead babies upset you? 

does watching an ethnic cleansing live upset you? 

does it hurt you when I attack you or your government? 

or is what hurts you the fact that I am right? 

the fact that even if I glitch, I'm still running 

the fact that I get louder and louder 

the fact that you can no longer shut me up 

I'm glad to have caused you such pain 

I'm glad to have made you uncomfortable 

I’m grateful to be a broken record

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.