Rabia introduction

Rabia was born in Kabul to a well educated family that supports education for women. Currently, she is attending university. Rabia hopes to enter the medical profession when she completes her higher education.

Life Stops for Nothing, part two

girl in small doorway

She thought it was like the game we played where each of us would take a turn being the bride, and now it was her turn.

Life Stops for Nothing

girl in small doorway

My grandma helped her give birth to the child. She said the room was so cold that water froze in a glass. But all ten babies survived.

Cursed Baby

parwan-baby

I said, “But she is such a cute and innocent baby. See, she isn’t even crying!” I got the most awful and cruelest reply.

Theater Under a Blanket (part 2)

taliban five

We placed the TV on the ground and put a big blanket on top of it. For extra precaution everyone stuck their heads inside the blanket. There were three heads inside and the legs swinging outside, me and my sisters. We turned on the TV.

Theater Under a Blanket (part 1)

shahrukh khan

Prior to watching a movie, you had to set up the environment for it. We put thick, dark blankets on all the windows and turned off the lights because the Taliban would take turns searching all the houses for these things.