May Grabli is a Palestinian-Israeli artist born in Jaffa. Being born in Jaffa means that May is a “48 Arab” as she does not hold a Palestinian identity card, but an Israeli one. Being a minority in her country of origin has strongly influenced her work which deals with the struggle of understanding one’s identity. May’s parents moved her family to Ontario, Canada in the early 2000s while the Second Intifada was taking place to try to raise her and her siblings in a more peaceful environment. Five years later, they returned to Jaffa where May slowly began to learn about her history and embrace her Palestinian roots.