Stories of Exile, Not Occupation

With support from a local youth group, a friend in Al Rashidiya camp and I have today launched ‘Humans of Al Rashidiya’ - telling stories by and from Palestinians in Lebanon.

I’m really excited about the potential of this project to raise awareness about the unique difficulties faced by Palestinians in Lebanon, though I’m mindful of the complexities of reducing lives to soundbites. I’ll be reflecting on the process as part of my PhD research.

After the first 30 days the floor will be open for people to upload their own stories, and the goal is for the Facebook page and website to become a live storytelling community for people in Lebanon and the West to engage with.

Take a look at the website and join the community on Facebook.

UPDATE: Lebanon's Daily Star published this article based on an interview with Mohammed and a trip to Alrashidiya.