May Ziad was a writer for Arabic newspapers. She was born on 11 February in 1886 in Palestine, Beirut, and she died in 17 October in 1941 in Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt.
May Ziad also wrote a number of poems and books. She was a key figure of the Nahda in the early 20 century Arab literary scene, and is known for being an “early Palestinian feminist” and a pioneer of oriental feminism.
May Ziad never married, but she had a relationship with one of the most weel known Arab poets Khalil Gibran. Between 1928 and 1932, Ziade suffered a series of personal losses.