Afghan Women's Writing Project
If your heart wants to do something
But don’t hurry
With my blind eye,
I rain the words:
I pray for you with my
Rosary, torn like my heart
Don’t put down your pen – write your heart’s speech.
You can change your life with positive thought.
When I look above, I see a different world that I wish I was born in. In this saintly place, I feel that I am Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī, a famous astronomer from centuries ago in my hometown of Ghazni.
When readers from all over the world read my words, I am understood as a woman. When Afghans work together to bring peace in Afghanistan, love catches me.
Zohra W. is a high school student in a city in southwest Afghanistan.
I hope to be dauntless!
More dauntless than all the people in the world!
What would happen…
If love took over my country?
Zuhal is a high school student in Afghanistan. She is thirteen and in the ninth grade.
Birdie bright, birdie sweet
Your position always a foothold,
But you are patient
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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