At the ceremony, my seat was far away from other colleagues, but I had a pen and paper and I started to write the agenda over again.
I don’t judge people according to what they wear.
In Dari she would say: Ta nabashad chob tar, farman nabarad ghaw wa Khar. It meant that if you don’t beat a cow and a donkey with a wet wood stick, they will never obey you.
What if I die tomorrow?
Nothing is so easy.
I don’t live in yesterday
It was not easy for me to see the doctor. It was forbidden for a girl to visit a male doctor.
Many people in my country grow up
under extreme thoughts,
like every one of them has a bomb
inside their heads.
I am not writing this letter to remind you what you did. I have a big heart, and I have forgiven you already. But I want to tell you that I have decided I will not sign the slavery contract again.
Editor’s note: Mahram is the word used for a man who guards a woman from the world outside her home.
I feel sorry for you when I remember all your struggles, all your efforts, and all your thoughts that were for me and only for me. I remember how embarrassed you were when you discovered that I had heard the voice of another Man.