Personal Stories

I Was a Journalist

It started on December 21st, 2014. I was working for a private TV station. One day we were invited to a theater show, one of our colleagues was performing in the show and we wanted to cover it.

I Worry About Worrying

You could ask me one simple question, but my anxiety turns it into 20 questions within seconds. “Are you okay?” becomes “Why are they asking me that?”, “Do I not look okay?”, “Have I done something?”, “Am I in trouble?”

Recognition is The First Step

I grew up in the beautiful but heart-breaking chaos many of us call Kabul Jan. For as far as I can possibly dig into my memories, growing up was not easy.

Sad Stories Everywhere

I was in third grade of school when my family moved back to Kabul, a city torn by civil war and its people devastated. They enrolled me in a public school that had just one building.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

It all started as just a few thoughts .But over time, I started having extremely bad anxiety and was becoming more depressed.

They Took My Daughter

I had an arranged marriage when I was 17. My husband was a drug addict who used to beat me. For a year I kept my struggles to myself. When I was 4 months pregnant

Overcoming Guilt

I had to overcome the fear of talking to my friend about losing his father. In Afghanistan, it is not okay to talk about the people who are not with us anymore