Loolwa Khazzoom

Loolwa Khazzoom

About Me
Loolwa Khazzoom is the founder of Iraqis in Pajamas (IraqisInPajamas.com), a band combining ancient Iraqi Jewish prayers with original punk rock, singing in Judeo-Arabic, Hebrew, and English. Songs are about healing and transformation, on the individual and collective levels, addressing topics as varied as cancer, domestic violence, mental illness, national exile, family caregiving, and street harassment. Loolwa's work has been featured in top media including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Marie Claire, CNN, and The Washington Post. From 1990-2010, she served as a pioneering Jewish multicultural educator, offering programs at Jewish community institutes throughout the United States and Israel. She is the editor of The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Heritage, and she is the author of Consequence: Beyond Resisting Rape. Find out more at loolwa.com.