Highlander's PAR Institute

Rasha Abdulhadi


Rasha Abdulhadi is a queer Palestinian Southerner who grew up between rural Georgia and Damascus, Syria and who cut their teeth organizing on the southsides of Chicago and Atlanta. Rasha’s writing has appeared or will soon in Strange Horizons, Shade Journal, Plume, Mizna, Room, |tap| magazine, Beltway Poetry, Siniter Wisdom, and Lambda Literary. Their work is anthologized in Essential Voices: A COVID-19 Anthology (forthcoming), Unfettered Hexes (2021), Queer Cookies, Halal if You Hear Me, Stoked Words, and the Hugonominated collection Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler. A fiber artist, poet, and speculative fiction writer and editor, Rasha is a member of Justice for Muslims Collective, the Radius of Arab American Writers, Southerners on New Ground, and Alternate ROOTS. Their new poetry book is who is owed springtime (Neon Hemlock).

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
Backs of rocking chairs in a line with purple mountains in the distance