Over the last year, I’ve been writing about Palestine again. The first of these stories just came out today!
I’d stopped writing about Palestine after completing my graphic novel script. Writing that graphic novel helped me to deal with my ongoing trauma and transition back to living in the US. I started again because I realized that healing needed to continue.
Unlike my previous writing, in which I wrote to inform and kept the focus off myself, this time I decide to include myself and my feelings. I needed to write about the stories and feelings that I have become stuck in my mind.
I have been using more literary styles than journalistic, which has been a pleasant shift. I hope that a couple more pieces, which I do think turned out beautifully, will be published soon.