PAYCE Stories

Not your habibti

October 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 7
PAYCE Stories
Not your habibti
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PAYCE Stories
Not your habibti
Oct 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 7
Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement

Huda and Lara from Al-Quds Bard interview storytelling activist Yasmeen Mjalli.  A Palestinian raised in the United States, Yasmeen moved to Ramallah after college.  To challenge the harmful effects of gender harassment, she performed an art project called Not Your Habibti to draw attention to the problem of how women are seen as possessions rather than subjects in control of their bodies and stories.  Yasmeen challenges the idea that women’s rights cannot be talked about under Occupation.   Related but different from #metoo, she invites women to tell her their stories in more personal, intimate ways. Many women were hesitant, but Yasmeen collected intimate stories which she turned into an art exhibit that has toured globally. 

Show Notes

Huda and Lara from Al-Quds Bard interview storytelling activist Yasmeen Mjalli.  A Palestinian raised in the United States, Yasmeen moved to Ramallah after college.  To challenge the harmful effects of gender harassment, she performed an art project called Not Your Habibti to draw attention to the problem of how women are seen as possessions rather than subjects in control of their bodies and stories.  Yasmeen challenges the idea that women’s rights cannot be talked about under Occupation.   Related but different from #metoo, she invites women to tell her their stories in more personal, intimate ways. Many women were hesitant, but Yasmeen collected intimate stories which she turned into an art exhibit that has toured globally. 

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