mejdulene b. shomali is a palestinian american poet and assistant professor in gender and women’s studies at university of maryland, baltimore county. her work, both scholarly and creative, centers on queerness, femininity, palestine, and transnational arab culture. she lives in baltimore with 3 moody cats, 1 energetic dog, and 1 excellent human. she is also a baker (pretty good), a potter (mediocre), and a gardner (novice).
headline photo: el seed mural at wynwood walls, miami, fl. photo by mbs.