Every story, every testimony of sexual violence that arrives at تسكتيش Tuskuteesh (don’t remain silent: a safe space for Arab women to share testimonies of sexual violence), brings up yet another, and another memory. I realize that as a woman, I’ve been exposed to so many incidents of sexual harassment throughout my life that I… Read More What we are forbidden to talk about
As a Palestinian woman who lives between four languages and several cultures, I write in different languages, each time according to the context. Sometimes my choice of language in social media is arbitrary, while at other times it depends on the content and context. As an activist in the fight against sexual violence in the… Read More What happened when I dared to write in Arabic
I dip in and out of writing. Something is simmering beneath the surface. Three women, memories of three lives, each carrying some elements of me inside her. I connect to them, get lost in their lives, I confuse them, then try to separate them back and mould them into three independent characters. I try to… Read More scribbles from a notebook
being a writer means that I’m either writing, thinking about writing and about my characters’s lives, constantly weaving alternative narrative lines in my head. But it also means that I live two parallel lives – the one real life, and then a second life, which is lived through words, within the folds of notebooks. There, when… Read More monologue on the wall
all things needed fold time into love unfold kindness – from your skin count the beauty into a – pouch hang the sun – upside down unspool your fire – from that thread what is beauty and where is your – sky. (c) khulud khamis, Haifa | July 2016 my heart lives –… Read More all things needed + my heart lives elsewhere
this word – not allowed first line – strike through second line – delete this poem – being policed – (c) khulud khamis, July 2016 If you enjoy my writing, please consider supporting my work through Patreon at: www.patreon.com/khulud_khamis.
I’m currently working on a collection of poetry that will be available in 3-4 months. It will feature poems of resistance, poems about violence against women, poems about Haifa, and poems about identity and belonging. Some of the poems will be accompanied by photographs. Anyone who pledges $3 or more a month will receive a… Read More New Poetry Collection – Coming Soon