art and words dedicated to the children of Palestine

Letters for Palestinian childhoods

Letters for Palestinian childhoods is an exhibition of letters, poems, and artwork dedicated to the children of Palestine – currently online and soon to be a travelling exhibition. It aims to counter dehumanising narratives about Palestinians, showing solidarity by attending to the names, stories, experiences, dreams, and struggles of Palestinian children and the actions of the Western-backed Israeli state which are so violently shaping their lives.

February 12, 2024

To The Girl Who Danced in the Rain

In your blue skirt and your red blouse, you move so gently, full of joy, as if the world was a wonder and there were no ruins around you. Captured, I glimpse the scene as if on a movie screen.

In her black jacket, a girl makes a winter jump, full of joy, as if the world was a wonder covered with snow. Captured, I glimpse the scene as if through a kitchen window.

You girls seem to know how to make this world noteworthy. Captured, I watch with hope, care, and love.

Anna

Anna Witeska-Młynarczyk, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University (Lublin, Poland)

Girl in the rain

Created by Anna Witeska-Młynarczyk (Lublin, Poland)