About The Author

Roqayah Chamseddine is a Sydney based Lebanese-American journalist and commentator, and Editor in Chief of Wanderings. Magazine. You can find her column ‘In Homage To The Struggle‘ archived at Al Akhbar English.

She was a member of the first Gaza Freedom March which took place in December of 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

During the winter of 2010-2011 she independently documented the lives of men, women, and children living in the Palestinian Refugee Camps of Lebanon, including the camps of Sabra and Shatila and Burj el Barajneh.

She has been mentioned in foreign and domestic news agencies such as: The Lede, New York Times Blog, The Atlantic, AlternetThe Guardian, The Electronic IntifadaMondoweiss, All VoicesGlobal Voices, The Telegraph, Al Jazeera Stream, New York Magazine, The Wire and a number of other independent news sources.

She is currently working on her first book, ‘We Refuse To Perish’ – a compelling account of events in Lebanon, specifically in relation to her native southern Lebanon, prior to and after the 2006 July War.

You can get in touch with her via Twitter or by email: roq.chams [at] gmail.com

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