FEATURE: Familiarity – Street Art in Occupied Palestine
By Eye Candy
January 25, 2016
You are a ward of a state that does not love you and will not let you forget it. A place that constantly reminds you of your inhumanity in its eyes, with allies more comfortable with you as a victim than a man.
Your life is a series of indignities, small and large. Palms to the wall, eyes level, legs spread—a demeanor that implies no sudden moves. The boot nudging apart your heels a reminder of your place. A reminder of the terrible things that are revealed when a powerful man faces a powerless one.
A community seeped in oppression, honor, and blood. War zone casualty rates fifteen minutes from quiet suburbs. A place of the dispossessed and dispensable, where talking peace feels like a crime.
Way too familiar.
Photos by Iryna Farria*, AFROPUNK Contributor
Words by Dewaine Farria**, AFROPUNK Contributor