Ghinwa Jawhari

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Ghinwa Jawhari is a Lebanese-American writer, educator, and dentist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born to Druze parents in Cleveland, Ohio, she was frequently suspended between the Midwest and Middle East. 

Her debut chapbook 'BINT' was selected by Aria Aber as winner of the Own Voices Chapbook Prize, and is now available from Radix Media. She is a 2021 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers' Workshop, where she is dissecting Phoenician and Lebanese tradition and identity.


Cover Photo: Teeth caps being shaped by a dentist
You Are as Strong as Your Teeth

Strength is as transmissible as brown eyes, an ability to curl the tongue, a gap in the teeth.

Jul 15, 2021
Cover Photo: A bunch of loose human teeth on a surface, spilling out of a small wooden container shaped like a cartoon tooth
The Magic and the Mystery of Baby Teeth

Parents ask when their child’s teeth will go back to normal. Who has the heart to tell them never?

Apr 20, 2021
Cover Photo: An x-ray image of a set of adult teeth
Why Teeth Like to Touch

When it’s bad enough, a tooth’s quest for touch is suicidal. Imagine asking your teeth to stay six feet apart.

Feb 17, 2021