We are no longer weak. We are the mothers of the future and what mistakes our mothers made we will not repeat. We will not let anyone steal our dreams: we will snatch them back and tell them this isn’t yours.
Pakiza was born in 1987. During the Taliban years, she fled with her family to Islamabad, Pakistan, where she lived and was educated over the next 16 years. Currently, Pakiza works for an NGO dedicated to helping Afghan refugees who are returning home. She has been writing stories and poems since childhood.