About Eman Rimawi
About Eman Rimawi

Eman Rimawi is a Black, Native American and Palestinian woman who lives in NYC. She began writing poetry and prose early in life. Her natural creativity steered her towards becoming a spoken-word artist, educator, and youth organizer for dozens of non-profit organizations in New York City including The Audre Lorde Project, FUREE, Casa Atabex Ache, The Jed Foundation. She went on to teach creative writing, community organizing, history, and political science workshops to youth in New York City giving them a tool to express themselves and share their struggle in a positive way. In 2013 and 2014, due to issues with her health, she lost both her legs, but staying true to her passion for community connectedness and proven strength, she started AMPed Up – a Clothing line for and by amputees and is also training for the NYC Marathon this November. She’s been spreading the word about her journey through her Eman Rimawi facebook page to share the joys, pains and comedy of being an amputee. She is also putting out graphic novels and children's books where differently-abled people are the main characters, as well as facilitating workshops to support businesses who employ differently-abled people to better support and interact with their staff.  Eman Rimawi is all about community. From an early age, her father instilled in her the drive to fix things that seemed unfixable. But she always loves a challenge