“I am here because I heard my town call me, and ask me to maintain my honor.” Fifty-seven-year-old Um Khalid Abu Mosa spoke in a strong, gravelly voice as she sat on the desert sand, a white tent protecting her from the blazing sun. “The land,” she says with determination, “is honor and dignity.”
Fadi Abu Shammalah, Jen Marlowe
“The land,” she [Um Khalid Abu Mosa] says with determination, “is honor and dignity.”
What a beautifully-written (and even hopeful) piece, in its details, demonstrating the centrality of girls and women in all social movements.