I always had a dream to become someone in my life, to serve my people, as a doctor or a teacher or a nurse.
Women have the right not to be beaten, not to be killed by their husbands.
Everyone is illiterate in our house.
My parents would not allow me to go to school. They worried about me getting killed or raped.
Even in Kabul, we cannot live a peaceful life because Afghanistan is full of Taliban and ISIS and they do not allow people to live a happy life.
Now when I go outside the house, I wear chadari, the blue burqa. I am not allowed to go alone outside the house, not to the doctor or the bazaar.
Most girls left school during the Taliban reign and remain illiterate and I am one of them.
This week AWWP brings you oral stories from illiterate women about their daily work and lives. AWWP writers in six provinces interviewed women who were not allowed to go to school about the daily challenges they face, and what illiteracy means for them and their families.
I feel ashamed to ask anyone. Being illiterate is the biggest pain.