Afghan Women's Writing Project
If your heart wants to do something
But don’t hurry
Don’t put down your pen – write your heart’s speech.
You can change your life with positive thought.
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.
What would happen…
If love took over my country?
At one of the last days during exams in December I was at the library using the Internet, when a boy came and asked me to use my ID and to please print his file.
Life is always a state of movement.
A girl was there sweeping the yard, and when she saw him looking at her, she stood up and asked to be excused from these rowdy boys. Then she closed the door.
Yalda J. graduated in 2009 with a degree from a university in Kabul and now works for a private company. She attends creative and professional seminars and wants to continue to improve her writing.
My heart beats and I worry.
I come down from the balcony
and take a bucket full of water for the flowers so that they won’t wither.
History is changed by the small actions of ordinary people. —Zahra A.
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