Getting this blog set up was on my pre-trip to do list, so I can officially check that one off. I will try to blog as often as I can while away so that you can all get updates and make sure that I'm doing alright.
Before I go, I really want to thank everyone who's helped me prepare and connect me with the wonderful people I'm going to link up with there.
I also want to acknowledge once again how truly fucked up it is that I - a person with no ancestral and family ties to the land whatsoever - get to go to Palestine freely while my friends and comrades who still hold keys and deeds to their family homes do not have this same chance. I am going on this trip because I want to experience daily life in Palestine so that I can be a better activist when I get back. I do this with the hope that someday soon, apartheid will end and the refugees will return.