Palestine

New for News Deeply: BuildPalestine's Alternative Aid Paradigm

New for News Deeply: BuildPalestine's Alternative Aid Paradigm

It's been months in the making so I'm very excited to share this News Deeply article about BuildPalestine. Combining classic crowdfunding (across risky borders for international donors) with crowdsolving and crowdbuilding solutions, the platform contributes to building a more robust and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem to support founders in Palestine and the Occupied Territories.

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New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

New for i-D/VICE: Yasmeen Mjalli and BabyFist Denim

I was very excited to work with i-D on this interview with Yasmeen Mjalli, the Palestinian-American artist, activist, and entrepreneur behind BabyFist Denim. At 21 years old, Mjalli was surprised to find herself working full-time to create a community where Palestinian women and Arab women around the world could wrestle with some of the otherwise taboo topics that impact their daily lives. We talked about social entrepreneurship, balancing feminist identity with Arab identity, and the challenges of activism in Occupied Palestine.

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