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Fatema, 20, a writer for We Are Not Numbers, was born in the United States, but her family relocated to Lebanon when she was 5 years old. Both of her parents are Palestinians and were born in Lebanon. She lives in Saida in an area located close to two camps, Ain Al Helwa and Al Miyya wa Miyya. Fatema currently is a student at the American University of Beirut, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology and is a pre-medical student.