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Period Piece Pt 1.

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My Body is my Homeland

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The Outpost is a Libanese magazine, created with the aim to engage readers with topics such as religion and culture to inspire change in the Arabic culture. I read The Possibility of Finding Home (issue 7, 2016) three times cover to cover. It told the story of home and identity, how it is to lose your home and how to make a new one. 

Inspired by this process of adapting to a new society, I created this mask out of strips of the Arabic articles that describe home as a moment suspended in time, a friend who finishes your sentence, a stage from which you fly or your own backpack. It is an homage to adaptation, it takes courage, effort and resilience, and often comes with the price of loss, pain and trauma in exchange for a glimmer of hope and freedom. . .