- Jun 21, 2022
"I See Tears in my Books Every Night"
It is harder and harder, darker and darker, to be a woman living in Afghanistan. Being able to attend university seemed a light of hope...
This blog is a space in which I’m posting accounts that I’m receiving of women’s experiences in Afghanistan in their own words, and responses from others elsewhere.
It will be a space that ‘bears witness’ to this significant time.
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My name is Gali Weiss. Through the Making Marks art project, I’ve grown connected to women in Afghanistan, both collectively and individually. Afghanistan is no longer a distant place.
The embroidered writings on the handkerchief artworks all convey hopes from each Afghan woman for herself and her country.
My wish is that torture ends in my country
I hope no more Afghan mothers shed tears from the loss of their children
I hope for equal rights between men and women
In the future I would like to become a lawyer defending women’s rights
My wish is for peace in my country
That was in 2018.
As of August 2021, these hopes are at extreme risk.
I am an observer, worried and fearful for the future of women in Afghanistan.