by Träumer D.
Over 100 unarmed Palestinian civilians including women and children were systematically murdered when terrorist Zionist groups Irgun Zevai Leumi and Lehi entered the village of Deir Yassin near Jerusalem on April 9, 1948. Never forget their suffering and never forget that the creation of the state of Israel was faciliated by the ethnic cleansing of Palestine (which still continues today).
GIFs: Occupation 101 (2006)
some much rage. Ya Rabbi, grant peace to the people of Palestine, grant them their land, have mercy on their souls and punish all Israeli’s who have wronged them. AMEEN.
what do you mean by “having to chose between the hijab and my career?”
there is no choice. there is no contemplation. there is just Allah.
i am home sick.
CONTEXT | Before Me - A Personal Family History
Two weeks ago, I posted my work-in-progress for a project on the Vietnam War and the effects it had on my family. This is an update and a more complete version of my family’s history.
All of the collages are inspired by my mother’s stories, her childhood, and the wars against the French, Japanese, and American occupations in Vietnam. For this series, I am neither concerned with the truthfulness of the stories nor the narrative of the winning side, for there are no victors in wars. What I am most concerned with are the physical and emotional impacts that the war has on my family in particular, and Vietnamese people in general. I want to raise the nuances that I personally deal with as a Vietnamese who grew up in America.
Throughout the project, I kept a narration in my head. Every collage corresponds to a phrase, a line, syntax, and climax in my family narrative. It is an endless narration that pulls the lives of my grandparents, uncles, aunts, parents, and cousins together and throws us 8583 miles apart.
The project is shown in the form of loose photographs that I often found during my childhood. The collages are wallet-sized to serve as personal possessions and a reminder of the past for those who carry them.
To read my family’s history, please visit: