March 16, 2021
“According to our tradition, if our brothers are older than us, then we have to do whatever they say. I couldn’t go to school, so after several years of just staying at home, I went to a shop and learned how to cut women’s hair. At first, my family was against it, but when they knew that only women will visit me, they agreed. After years of being an employee, I sold my earrings and opened this little shop. Thankfully, I am now able to make a living for myself and cover my expenses. I am happy as long as I am not constantly staying at home, and I get to know people and hear their stories. I sometimes laugh with them, and sometimes even cry with them”.