Micaela Sahhar is an Australian-Palestinian writer and educator. Her work has been published in Overland, Cordite, Southerly and the Griffith Review among others. She is a current Next Chapter Fellow at The Wheeler Centre.
This essay was written on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nations. The author wishes to thank everyone who shared their work, ideas, and image permissions, particularly Jeanine Leane, Mykaela Saunders, Sary Zananiri, Jonathan Jones, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Hadeel Assali, the Institute for Collaborative Race Research, Suzannah Henty and Mikaylah Lepua.