Overnight, I was turned from 14 to 19. If the Taliban returns to power, that will happen to countless girls now.
Nahid Fattahi is an Afghan-American human rights activist, writer, and poet who works as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Kaiser Permanente. She uses storytelling and poetry to create new narratives for refugees and others whose voices are often silenced. In her free time, she teaches meditation and mindfulness sessions, practices yoga, and hikes. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and online.