Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner
"Everyone must feel safe. Safe to be themselves, physically safe, safe to say what they think, just safe…"
Hope. Courage. Curiosity. Fear. Disappointment. Disbelief. Rage. Love. Only a few of the many emotions coloring the last months of an unusual American girl's life.
In 2003, the 23-year-old Rachel Corrie was led to Palestine by her profound sense of justice and empathy. She was an innate activist, human rights fighter and an outspoken peace seeker.
By her writings, she opens a window to the world of everyday people forced to live in war zones, constantly in the fragile territory between life and death, and who, without their knowing, become heroes by caring, sharing and understanding. On both sides of the border, Rachel saw the beauty of simplicity in times when we all tend to forget about it.