Maya Khalifa spoke, with tears suffocating her, about her feeling during the Lebanese revolution, as she saw the Lebanese defending the country, and described her feelings when she saw any Arab or brown-skinned person sad, even if in a representative scene, she wished to embrace all people.
Maya Khalifa was astonished to learn that what she did during the Beirut Port explosion won the admiration of Lebanese women.
Link in my bio. Thank you, @medeaazouri and @mouin.jaber for having me on @sardeafterdinner to talk about the things most important to me. This was an emotional day, and I’m so happy to say I feel like I walked away with two new friends and a closer connection to my birthplace and childhood home than ever before. Although I never lost touch my Lebanese roots, in fact, I feel like as I’ve gotten older and grown into myself, I’ve nurtured them more; this conversation left me feeling validated in my heritage. Imposter syndrome can be crippling when you’re kinda whitewashed and can’t read or write, and have a few misspelled tattoos (lol).
44444444444444444444444 Media Azoury confirmed to Mia Khalifa that she and the women of Lebanon respect her and admire her, and she thinks that she is free with what she does with her body, which made Mia respond to her saying: “Thank you for telling me that, I lived 6 years and I think that Lebanese women hate me, because people tell them that they look like me if they wear glasses. That means a lot to me. ”
Mia added, "This means a lot to me because I am a Lebanese woman, and my future daughter will be, and the revolution is female."
Khalifa had offered her glasses for sale on eBay to support the victims of the Beirut bombing. The auction for the glasses has now reached 100,000 dollars.
Khalifa also called on everyone through a video to donate and stand with Lebanon in whatever they can, and she said, "Share, donate or do anything, because the Lebanese government is powerless."
Mia Khalifa, who appeared collapsed, commented on the video: "Damn the police, and shit to Hezbollah, return Lebanon to the people."