Dates2019 - Ongoing
- Location Lebanon
In October 2019, entire forests in Lebanon were in flames, and the government did nothing about it.
I remember sitting on my balcony that night, not knowing anything about these fires, but feeling very deeply that something was happening.
It was a full moon.
Later that month, the country was hit by an economic crisis, right after which the revolution started.
The revolution started in Lebanon on the 17th of October 2019.
Since then, everything has been emotionally and physically draining and confusing but also beautiful, sad and awakening.
It all felt as if we were coming out of an abusive relationship to finally say: No, this is not normal.
These images and words are part of a much bigger documentation.
As an Arab woman, I think it is necessary to document my country from a local and personal point of view.
It is a way of representing the intertwined struggles we face every day, but it is also a way of defying western narrative and control over us. We are not numbers or statistics.