12 Sep 2008
Laila El-Haddad, a journalist and young mum from Gaza, writes a lovely blog that flits from domestic trivia to harsh political analysis. This is how she describes herself: I am a Palestinian journalist who divides her time between Gaza and the United States, where Yousuf's father, a Palestinian refugee denied his right of return to Palestine, and thus OUR right as a family to live together, resides. This blog is about the trials of raising our son between Gaza and the US, while working as a journalist, and everything that entails from potty training to border crossings. Together, we endure a lot, and the personal becomes political. This is our story.
What's interesting about her blog is that, I think, it allows many people who would have no knowledge of or connection to Gaza to empathise with her and her family as a young family you could meet anywhere in the world... with added border traumas. See http://a-mother-from-gaza.blogspot.com/