Watch poet Rafeef Ziadeh’s “Passport”: a reflection on moving from “illegal” to “citizen”.

Palestinian performance poet Rafeef Ziadeh is no stranger to being questioned at the border and dehumanized based on ethnicity. Watch as she shares her experience of “being illegal and swearing an oath to the Queen and her ‘hairs’.” This is an excerpt recorded from her performance of her album “We Teach Life” at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in May 2016. It’s a beautiful antidote to the understanding of citizenship, borders, and becoming “legal”.

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