Young Palestinians grappling with arbitrary arrests and other gritty daily realities of life under occupation can now tell their stories and "have their voices heard" by creating graphic novels through a new initiative, Palestine Through Graphics. In weekly workshops held in the West Bank and Gaza by Sharek Youth Forum, a youth advocacy group, kids learn to draw and write of the things they live, but shouldn't have to: “Here, the soldier has arrested me and some of my friend...I don't know why I was arrested, really. I'm very sad there." You can help here. A little goes a long way.
“Our voice is not heard by anyone. (We) all have a story about life under occupation, but there is no one who can hear us. So we try to let our voice reach outside [Palestine] through graphic novels.” - Feda Ayyass, a Sharek volunteer.