Afghan Women's Writing Project
So many things
I would love to have a daughter someday. My parents, friends, and relatives all ask me why I would love to have a daughter.
I never had a chance to live in peace. My childhood was filled with dark times during the Taliban regime when I had to stay at home.
I rearrange the kitchen table and chairs, the oven and refrigerator and cups and cooking dishes, redecorating the way I want.
We need and pray for an honest, sympathetic leader—someone who lived in Afghanistan during the wartime and would think about his or her countrymen and women more than himself.
From the beginning, I believed the document on keeping an international force in Afghanistan should be signed as soon as possible.
We women need to meet and talk about how women can be accepted into different careers in the presence of our Islamic leaders who have the power to reject or support women, for example, in the military forces.
If no one tries to interfere with our decision and create burdens for us then all women can reach the top of the mountain.
When she got married, she wanted to have only two children. It didn’t matter to her whether she had a baby boy or a baby girl.
We three friends chose a middle row and waited. When the lights went off and screen turned on, hundreds of eyes turned toward the screen. I was astonished.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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