I said to myself that it was just a nightmare and never happened, although I knew it happened.
Not far from there,
I see her running with joy.
I hear her laughing,
I read her writing,
Basira was born in 1997 in Kabul and is a high school student. She learned English in school and she wants to express the views of Afghan women who cannot do it themselves. “My happiest moment is when I can be their voice.”
People exchanged their fingers to vote for you. Please do not forget these pledges. I am breathing so that the promises will come true.
At my uncle’s house, we were playing in the yard when I saw an old dirty and destroyed house nearby. It was a really different house from any other and it confused me. I asked my uncle’s wife, “Whose is this?”
Qurban’s sisters favored the new wife for Qurban so they could push Rahima off the roof where she sometimes sat, taking in the view.
In Helmand province, girls are forced to marry at age ten, their talents suppressed by the uneducated. These girls can either tolerate their situation, or they can search for a way to change their lives.