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

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

Nazmiyyeh Salem
Writer & Actor
Director, Khalil Sakakini Foundation

Raeda Taha

Founding Member, INAASH Association

Malak Husseini AbdelRahim
Barrister al Law

Mary Nazzal Batayneh
Director General
Institute for Palestine Studies

Salma el-Yasir