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Fashion industry support for Palestinian liberation - Bella Hadid

Shades of Anger, June 8, 2024 post

June 8, 2024

Good morning. Remember that every industry has an opportunity to get involved in Palestinian liberation!

LEARN. Read this Instagram post from model and celebrity Bella Hadid. Bella, whose father is Palestinian, has been a fierce advocate for Palestine. In this post, she is wearing a beautiful Keffiyeh dress, designed by Hushidar Mortezaie (@hushi5 on IG) in 2001.

Image is of Bella Hadid, a slender young woman with olive skin and dark hair pulled up in a high bun. She is wearing a sundress made from red and white keffiyeh. She is holding an ice cream cone and in the background is a small beach and a large body of waterr with gentle waves.

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NOTICE. How do you feel about Palestine and Palestinian people after reading this Instagram post? Does Bella Hadid speaking out about Palestine make it easier to relate to Palestinian liberation? Considering the influence celebrities have over masses, how can we encourage more celebrities to speak out about Palestinian liberation?

ACT. Learn about the keffiyeh’s part in the rich Palestinian history and culture, here. If you own a keffiyeh, wear it proudly wherever you go! If you don’t already own a keffiyeh, buy one if you have the resources; definitely do NOT buy a keffiyeh from Amazon, which is complicit in the genocide in Gaza.

SHARE. Right now, send this email to 5 people who would be interested to learn how the fashion industry is supportive of Palestinian liberation. Bonus share: encourage your friends, family and colleagues to learn more about the keffiyeh and wear one with pride!

ASK. What other symbols of Palestinian culture are you curious to learn more about? Please reply to this email (or, if you are reading this online, leave a comment below) to let us know.*

In solidarity for Palestinian liberation,

Anonymous, on behalf of the Shades of Anger collective

*You can also continue the conversation with us in the Speaking Up Network, a private social media platform co-created by Animah Kosai, one of the leaders of Shades of Anger.

Shades of Anger was created by a global collective of women to raise awareness and inspire action to free Palestine. We chose the name of our collective to honor the poem, “Shades of Anger,” by Palestinian-Canadian poet Rafeef Ziadah. We also believe in liberation for Sudan, the Congo, Haiti, and all places where systems of oppression are causing immense suffering and crushing the life out humans. We are led by women of the Global Majority/BIPOC. Shades of Anger is for everyone who wants to act for liberation and you can learn more about it here.

Alt text: On the top half is a grey background with black text that reads "Shades of Anger 'Palestinians do not know the word impossible' - Fatima Bernawi, So why should we?" On the bottom half are three photos. The first is a photo of an adult with short greyy hair holding the hand of a young child, who is holding up a Palestinian flag high in their other hand, while standing on a hill overlooking a field of people and cars. The second is a black and white photo of a person with a long ponytail, holding a kuffiyeh and chanting at a protest. The last is a person wearing a kuffiyeh around their head, and a black and red dress, looking at the camera while holding up a Palestinian flag and a peace sign.

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