Twelve Palestinian women sit before us and talk of their life before the Diaspora, of their memories, of their lives and of their identity. Their narratives are connected by the enduring thread of the ancient art of embroidery.

Twelve resilient, determined and articulate women from disparate walks of life: lawyers, artists, housewives, activists, architects, and politicians stitch together the story of their homeland, of their dispossession, and of their unwavering determination that justice will prevail. Through their stories, the individual weaves into the collective, yet remaining distinctly personal.

Twelve women, twelve life-spans and stories from Palestine; a land whose position was fixed on the map of the world, but is now embroidered on its face.

Founder & Director of RIWAQ
Novelist


Suad al-Amiry
Artist / Singer / Songwriter

Amal Ziad Kaawash


Consultant Psychotherapist

Laila Atshan
Member, Palestine National Council
Member, Political Bureau of PFLP


Leila Khaled


Registered Nurse
Health Advisor


Dina Nasser
Founder & Director
Center for Jerusalem Studies
Al-Quds University


Huda al-Imam
Founding Member, INAASH Association

Sima Tuqan Ghandour
Embroiderer

Nazmiyyeh Salem
Writer & Actor
Director, Khalil Sakakini Foundation


Raeda Taha




Founding Member, INAASH Association

Malak Husseini AbdelRahim
Barrister al Law
Activist


Mary Nazzal Batayneh
Director General
Institute for Palestine Studies


Salma el-Yasir