Sensitivity Reading

I am excited to offer sensitivity reading services.

My expertise, based on my own experiences:

Characters who are Palestinian citizens of Israel

Feminist activism in Israel

Caring for a parent with complex disabilities

Supporting an immediate family member who has attempted suicide

Supporting an immediate family member coping with mental health issues, complex PTSD, borderline personality disorder, body dysmorphia, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, fibromyalgia.

Grieving a parent

For inquiries, please send me an email with the subject line SENSITIVITY READING to:

Feedback from writer Zeeva Bukai:

I feel lucky to have worked with Khulud Khamis on my debut novel. The material was difficult and sometimes disturbing, but she approached my work with the utmost sensitivity and compassion. Khulud did the hard work of being open-minded and was truly interested in helping me write the best book possible.  She helped me understand what I needed to revise to create as true a representation of the Palestinian characters in my novel as I could. Her insight as a reader and editor was always spot on. Through her, I grasped the cultural nuances embedded in Palestine and Israel. She raised my awareness of biases with a thoughtful and gentle hand. Working with Khulud reminded me of the important task writers have to tell a story true with compassion and love. Zeeva Bukai

To learn why sensitivity reading is important, here’s a useful article:

Sensitivity Reading: what you need to know, and why it matters.