Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

October 14, 2020

“We used to live in Damascus, the capital of Syria. When the revolution began, we returned to our city, Derk. A month after my return, I was inspired by what the women in YPJ were doing, they were just starting. I decided to contact a cousin of mine who was a part of YPG so that I can defend our territories against the Jabhat al-Nusra militia. In the last months of 2013, during a bloody fight against Nusra militia I was badly wounded, and lost one of my legs as a result.”

“I had to use an artificial leg afterwards, and after some time of using it, I decided to start this job. Through the Kurdish red cross’s center for artificial limbs, I have been able to do this job for four and a half years. Now I have become a trainer, too. It is a really good feeling when I make an artificial limb for someone and teach them how to use it. I see hope and delight in each and everyone’s eyes at that moment.
I was getting a lot of abuse while using my artificial leg, but I didn’t care and wanted to prove myself so I can become a model to bring back hope to all women and the female fighters.”