This piece was made in response to time I spent volunteering with The International Solidarity Movement in the Palestinian village of Bil’in in 2007. The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian-led movement focused on assisting the Palestinian cause in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. ISM is dedicated to the use of nonviolent protests and methods only. The organization calls on civilians from around the world to participate in acts of nonviolent protests against the Israeli military in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip

As a tool for resuscitation against the suffocating effects of tear gas, I observed people holding onions to their face as the IDF clashed with protesters.