My beloved brother Petey A. would have turned 47 today. We miss his light and laughter daily. I don’t have any video of him but these candid shots show a glimpse of his charisma. I’m so sad that his life ended at 46, but so blessed to have known and loved him.
Come on out to LitFest Pasadena at the Pasadena Playhouse on Sat., May 19 at 5:30 PM. I’ll be talking about my experience as an Arab American feminist writer from LA. Join in the thought-provoking discussion and give me a hug. Much-needed medicine in these times.
My Brother Took His Own Life. Don’t Ask If He Left A Note. Here’s what I’ve found to be helpful — and not — when speaking to suicide survivors like myself.
Although unfathomable, my sweet brother has passed. (more…)
Watch the 18-minute interview here: Handmaid’s Political Fears