Blue Dress of Sky

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I want to climb the rainbow, step by step by step

The Biggest Sin

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You said my charms that made
you a sinful man.

Toilet Paper

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In a dark society
I can only be hidden.

My Voice Is My Action

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I believe the violence comes from our religious thoughts, as they are being represented by men.

Raha introduction

Raha is a university student in Afghanistan where she is studying political science and gender studies.

The Streets Are Also Mine

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I am blessed with a great family who supports equal education for girls and boys.

Burning Farkhunda, Burning Our Beliefs

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It sounded ridiculous to me—a woman in Kabul, daring to burn our Qur’an?

My Untouched Soul

jewelry-shop

He came to marry me
To buy me a necklace
An Arabic golden ring.

Zemestan hay Kabul!

snow-umbrella

Winters in Kabul were so cold. But more than the cold, winter was like the season of disaster and madness.

Do Not End This Poem

pen-and-paper

I am taller than my book of poems
And heavier for burying so many stories