Uplifting Palestinian Voices 

I will say it again:

Grief work is innately both personal, transpersonal and political.

We cannot heal fully without addressing the systems of oppression that are making us sick.

💛 We are all connected. 💛

In February we released a podcast interview with Daniela & Caroline Abedrabbo – Daniela is a counsellor on the Dark Woods Team, and Caroline is her sister. They are Palestinian-Lebanese and have cousins currently surviving the genocide in Gaza with their beautiful kids.

They have become like family to our team here – because when you do grief work as a team, you become like family. And so, they are now also our cousins in Gaza.

We wait every day to see if we hear from them on Whatsapp – if they are still alive. So far, so good. 🙏🏽

The thing that has blown my mind the most about getting to know them, is how every time we hear from them, they are expressing gratitude.

They also tell us how hard it is, sometimes they cannot get water, and there have been many, many days when they cannot get food at all.

But always, always gratitude also – for being alive, for the little bit of hope or food that comes, when they have water – gratitude.

It is phenomenally inspiring.

The Abedrabbo sisters have been sending money to them every week to help them get food and supplies since they have now been six months not able to be in their homes in Northern Gaza, and it has come to a point where they need to ask for help.

We are doing a fundraiser for them, and while I don’t want you to feel obligated to offer anything if it is beyond your means, I’d like you to meet them, and consider helping out if you are moved to do so and have the means.

Our goal is to help them have food when it is available, and if the situation does not change we would like to help them leave Gaza, which is very expensive.

Of course, they don’t want to leave. They have lived on this land for literally thousands of generations, and have deep history and connection with their home in a way that many of us who live in North America and are not Indigenous may never understand.

There are so many layers of grief here. 💔💔💔 And yet also so many layers of resilience.


Left: Fawzia & Mahmoud and their youngest son Ahmed

Middle: Mahmoud had some injuries from a bomb near him when he was trying to get food. He is okay.

Right: Mohammed (older son), Ahmed & Mahmoud saying, “Thank you so much for the money because they are getting food now!”

Mahmoud is the son of Daniela & Caroline’s father’s brother, so they are first cousins.

Below: Daniela & Caroline at a “Free Palestine” demonstration in Vancouver a few months ago.

If you would like to support this beautiful family and help them survive what is happening in Gaza, you can donate HERE or please see the QR Code in the poster below. 💚❤️🖤🤍🍉🍉🍉