I will build myself in a mountain cave - Zeinab is a 16-year-old girl living with her family in a mountain cave, and I am from Bamyan.
Zeinab is a 16-year-old girl living with her family in a mountain cave, and I am from Bamyan.
I will build myself in a mountain cave - Zeinab, who has just entered the twelfth grade this year, has been away from school for seven...
Zeinab, who has just entered the twelfth grade this year, has been away from school for seven months now due to the Taliban's obstruction.
"She has a fighting face," she says.

I will build myself in a mountain cave - I will build myself in this cave
 And I will never allow the prejudices and opinions of others...
I will build myself in this cave
And I will never allow the prejudices and opinions of others to hinder my progress.
Zeinab walks long distances from the mountains to the city center every day and goes to English class.

I will build myself in a mountain cave - Zeinab added:
 Do you think life in a cave will be comfortable?
  Definitely not! A strong and...
Zeinab added:
Do you think life in a cave will be comfortable?
Definitely not! A strong and stubborn person can live in a mountain cave.

I will build myself in a mountain cave - I endure all these hardships, and I will not let anyone hinder my progress, if today we are...
I endure all these hardships, and I will not let anyone hinder my progress, if today we are deprived of education!
It doesn't mean that this is the end, or that I can't study, I will fight until I can get my rights and other women from this fake government.
I will build myself in a mountain cave - I work hard every day to achieve my goals, even if everyone leaves me alone, I will continue, I...
I work hard every day to achieve my goals, even if everyone leaves me alone, I will continue, I have learned how to stand on my own two feet.
Every day I continue to study with more hope and more strength, and I will never accept that this is the end.
I will build myself in a mountain cave - I know that the religion of Islam has made the rights of men and women equal, both men and women...
I know that the religion of Islam has made the rights of men and women equal, both men and women have the right to study and work, but these false men who know nothing about Islam! They are not even literate!
Therefore, I will never give up.
I will build myself in a mountain cave - Every day I look down at the valley from above, at the end of the valley is the blue building,...
Every day I look down at the valley from above, at the end of the valley is the blue building, the school where we studied, from here I look at my school with all sadness, hoping for the day when the schools will open again.

I will build myself in a mountain cave

Sayed Habib Bidell
Photographer based in Herat-Afghanistan
A Afghan Girl
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I will build myself in a mountain cave
Copyright Sayed Habib Bidell 2022
Updated Jul 2022
Topics Documentary, Dreams, Education, Energy, Faith, Fear, Feminism, Freedom, Human Rights, Photography, Social Justice
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