Weyam Ghadbian was raised in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas by her Syrian immigrant parents who were displaced from Syria for political dissent. Weyam is an artist, graphic designer, graphic facilitator, and visual storyteller. She studied Ethnic Studies and Book Art at Mills College and has been designing for nearly ten years, working primarily in community-based social justice and arts organizations. Weyam has contributed design work to such groups as Palestinian Youth Movement, the Syrian Nonviolence Movement, Move to End Violence, and Mideast Youth. She sees art as a powerful tool for collective healing and visioning and as a reminder that “We have on this earth what makes life worth living,” as exiled Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish writes.