Nancy Mkaabal

Nancy Mkaabal is an Arab Palestinian, brought up and living in Haifa. As a Peace Activist, Nancy uses her music and art to promote the ideas of change. She  has been involved in projects such as the Palestinian Music Expo,  Musalaha, a non profit organisation that promotes and facilitates reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, and a Youth Program called Tachles. From Enemy to Friend is a reflection of life growing up as a Palestinian in Israel and the change that Nancy wants to encourage. Read her story From Enemy to Friend See and hear more of Nancy’s… Read More

From Enemy to Friend

I never thought I could be friends with my enemy. I never thought I would be able to sit at the same table with someone so different from me and carry on a conversation. I was frightened to open up and let out the feelings I’d been taught to hide to avoid being singled out for retaliation. It was like a mouse becoming a cat’s best friend. Absurd. Growing up in an environment where I was taught my entire life that the Israeli government had taken my family’s land, which had happened during… Read More

Searching for Sassy. Chapter 3

  After spending two months in Romania, travelling through the country and having conversations with locals and foreigners, I can introduce to you the ladies. Four characters inspired by the women and girls who engaged with Sassy and shared their views of female identity within the Romanian society. Chapter 3 A Sassy Society                   Stories written by Bethany Burgoyne Illustrations by Bethany Burgoyne