I’m not doing anything wrong

“U know? I wish we were never in a situation where they told me that you know more than your age or that you are truly brave. I am really tired of having so much pain and regret in my heart in my twenties. And I have to fight for the most ordinary things.”

That’s what Zahra wrote to us. She is – or rather was – a university senior studying photography, until the Taliban banned women from higher education. She went out to protest that day and was detained by the Taliban for a couple hours. She’s in hiding now.

She is adamant that she doesn’t want her face blurred. She said “I’m not doing anything wrong, I’m fighting for my rights. I don’t care what happens, I am going to fight until the last moment”. She’s been to more than 20 protests since the Taliban took over.

“But I still hope that these days will pass and the sun will rise for us. Hearing these messages really reduces the amount of pain we suffer.”

Amplify her voice. Send her your messages in comments, we will pass them on.

Posted by : Arwa Damon


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