Fatima As A Baby
Photograph of Fatima crawling as a baby in Iran circa 1986. Fatima talks about her childhood in Iran where most of her happy memories are from being with family and friends. She was othered in many spaces but having a supportive family made the struggle more bearable.
Freschta discusses her constant struggle against societal gender norms and expectations during her interview. She wants her daughters to grow up in a loving environment and claim their space as independent women. She wants them to create their own definition for their identities as biracial women. She wants them to be proud of their Afghan, Colombian, and American identities.
Sakhi Holy Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan
Photo of the Sakhi Holy Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan taken by RD in August 2021 a few days before the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. RD talks about highlighting the beauty of structures that exist within Afghanistan.
Sahar's Life in Afghanistan
In this slideshow, you will see:
A presentation that Sahar partook in called '16 Days of Activism' where they advocated for gender equality and against gender-based violence in 2020. Sahar says that the popular narrative about Afghan women is that they need saving, however, many Afghan women are fighting for equality in every aspect.
Fatima Sitting on a Hill in Bamiyan, Afghanistan
Photograph of Fatima sitting on a hill in Bamiyan, Afghanistan across the Bamiyan Buddhas where she was making a documentary about doula's in Afghanistan. Fatima talks about the memories of beautiful places in Afghanistan including the Bamiyan Buddhas. These statues hold a significant importance to Afghan people in general but Hazaras in particular.
Fareschta As A Child
Fareschta speaks fondly of her childhood in Germany. She says that her parents never made her and her siblings feel the hardships they faced as Afghan immigrants in a remote German town.
A Vest that Fatima Created For a Pro-Refugee Protest
Photo of a vest that Fatima created for a pro-refugee protest in Washington, D.C. in 2016. Fatima has experienced the hardship of being a refugee in a country where she was made to feel like an outsider from a young age. She had to flee Afghanistan again due to safety concerns and understands that seeking refuge in a new place comes from a desperate situation.