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.

November 5, 2020

“I’m now a senior in Agriculture college, when I was first accepted to college as a twenty years old girl from the cold mountainous areas of Balakayaty going to Hawler, it was very difficult. Getting used to the busy city was very hard compared to the calmness of Balakayaty. It is worth mentioning that having family and closed ones nearby really helped there, but in Hawler, I must take care of everything myself. In addition, there were several other things that made me stressed out and made me ask myself whether it was really me in the middle of that busy city. Nevertheless, I have been able to get used to things by making connections, and now the city has become a big part of my life and I love it here. I now miss the place whenever I get away. I used to think that I can’t stay here for four weeks, let alone four years.”