Blogger’s Favorites from: Alice and Abbsi (Part 1 of 4)
In honor of our second year blogging together, we have asked our 8 bloggers to take a look back at their favorite blog posts from one another. In this post, we focus on our favorite posts from Israeli blogger Alice through the Looking Glass and Palestinian blogger Abbsi. For those of you who are newer readers, we remind you a little bit about each of the bloggers and their background before introducing some of their posts!
Favorites from Alice through the Looking Glass
I am a mother, Messianic Jew, wife, employee, activist, supporter of good ideas, friend, spokesperson and listener. I came to live in Israel 25+ years ago from the East Coast of America. I can't believe the changes that have occurred since I grew up in Philadelphia, served five years in the US Army, finished with drugs and fast living by calling out to God, learned Messianic Jewish theology (which encouraged me to move to Israel in the first place), married, raised two lovely ladies and finally rejected the theology (or most of it) which convinced me to make such drastic changes in my life.
Who am I? Hopefully a bit wiser, a bit more merciful (even though my friends still joke with me that I'm a rude Jew from New York), a bit more balanced in my worldview, more open to other ideas and the plight of others, and not at all scared of what others may think of me or my opinions.
Favorites from Abbsi
I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter and most importantly an advocate for peace. I am not pretty from the outside, and the way I look is funny, but the inside has more stories than the outside. I am a simple character who loves her comrades, her people but happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. This brings me to ask questions like: Why me?
My intentions are always good, but good does not always come out of them. That is why I decided to share parts of my story and the story of my people, even if it happens to be at the wrong time. At the very least, I hope to be heard.
For those who might not know, Abbsi is a famous cartoon character from a children's show in the 1980s. Abbsi is a very memorable character among Palestinians, and probably Middle Easterners as well.
Alice through the Looking Glass: Use a Tuk Tuk Part 1 and Part 2
Bee and Y.:Nakba: Palestine in Our Blood and Memory
Goody Two Shoes and Tootsie Pop: 10 Questions Every Palestinian Parent Asks
I.: Gender Normalization Part 1 and Part 2
Q: My Christmas Wish in the Darkness