Fariba H. introduction

Fariba H. was born in 1991 and grew up in eastern Afghanistan in a family with six brothers and sisters. She attended university and she dreams of peace in her country.

When There Is No Peace

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Rivers don’t drain the thirsty lands
The sky is pale and has stopped crying…

The Innocent Me

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People say be kind and nice.
Don’t be rude.
People like and need your goodness.

Being a Girl

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Being a girl is the most amazing experience in the world.
Sometimes it couldn’t be easier, other times it couldn’t be more difficult.

Frozan T. introduction

Frozan T. was born into a large family in a small farming village in Ghazni province. When she was about four the family moved to Kabul, where they spent several terror-filled years under Taliban rule. She wants to be an astronaut.

The Girl Was Crying

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I listened carefully and she was saying, “I am confused. I don’t know if I am a good girl or not.”

My Father My Hero

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For the daughter, her Dad is the first hero—
the man who never cheats her, the man who trusts her,
and gives everything without regret.

Biking on the Streets of Kabul

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On our second group bike ride in Darlaman, an old man stopped us. All of us were scared, but he told us: “You girls raise Afghanistan’s flag.”

Girls Like Me Want Elections Finished

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All this arguing over the elections is taking up our time and making our land a hell for all of us.

Real Love

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With his ideas and poems
He rode with me on angel wings,
And placed a crown on my head,
like the queens of the seven countries