My Mom Took Me Overseas and Forced Me Into Being a Teen Bride
I was 6 years old when my two older sisters went to Palestine to "visit family." At least that's what my mom told me. I was born in Chicago, like my sisters, but our parents are Palestinian, born in Jerusalem. I was four-months-old when our father died — he worked at a gas station and was shot during a robbery. After that, the four of us moved into the basement apartment of my mom's mother's house, where my sisters and I shared a room.