"I like being in school again..."
If they send me back to Afghanistan or any other country, what will I do?
I just want to be free and to live in peace and safety.
I want my family to stay together here where we can be safe.
I love to play soccer. I love to work and cook.
I look forward to having a calm life filled with great achievements.
I want to have a room with a bed and space to breathe.
My husband is raising our three daughters and our son in a camp in Greece without me.
We have had war in Afghanistan since before I was born
I am a lonely woman with two children.
Because I am almost fourteen and the oldest son, I am responsible for our family.
It was hard to be gay in my country. You can’t live as a [free] man.
I wanted to stay in Africa, but I wanted my life to be secure, so I came to Europe.
The first day I came to Italy, I had a friend, an Italian friend.
Our life was very good. We were very comfortable and happy.
I don’t want my children to live in war.
I graduated with a degree in journalism and joined the Afghan police force.
When I was old enough, I was forced to marry the head of our region.
We decided to leave and sold everything we had; there is no way back.
It gives me a bad feeling … that I am safe and my friends are still in trouble.