Not Your Habibti: A Typewriter Project
Please join LIVE, the IAS Program, and the WGSS Department in welcoming Yasmeen Mjalli to Wash U, as a stop on her nationwide tour: Not Your Habibti: A Typewriter Project.
Yasmeen Mjalli is a Palestinian female activist, artist and entrepreneur. She started a company called BabyFist in Palestine, creating a movement to empower women against street harassment and other gendered issues through the reclamation of catcalls in her clothing, all of which is created locally in the West Bank and Gaza.
In addition to her clothing brand, she contributes to the broader discussions around gender issues in Palestine and now the United States through A Typewriter Project, where she invites you and all community members to share personal experiences with her as she types them in real-time. The project provides a cathartic moment for campus community members, Palestinians, and people from around the world to transcend our geographical locations to engage with each other about gender-based social issues. The product: tangible, typewritten personal narratives that contribute to conversations about gender.
April 5th, 10:30AM-1:00PM, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Third floor of the DUC:
A follow up event to join the movement! Do you have an experience around gender that you want to share? Come tell and record your story with Yasmeen (and her typewriter), becoming part of a living archive of tangible, typewritten personal narratives that contribute to conversations about gender and sexual misconduct.