In conservative Tajikistan, women are often a “semi-functional tool” designed to sacrifice themselves. Virginity , honour kidnappings and domestic abuse are pervasive norms and, fighting against these issues was seen as ‘vulgar’ or ‘unnecessary’. But for Farzona Saidzoda, a Tajik native now living in Kuwait, keeping quiet was never a choice. 1. You are a young woman addressing profound topics. What inspired you to take this route? I think I was always meant to go down this pa
As much of Europe butts heads with its third wave of Covid, and the UK still awaits better times outside the grip of this pandemic, it feels that for now, we are so close and yet so far from an ending to this story, as tragic as it is frustrating. We still scramble for stories of positivity amidst darkness and suffering, skipping sad songs on Spotify and looking for positive news articles, like diamonds in the rough, so to speak. For today’s story, we fly to colonial Brazil i
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