In the Life

My Story

[Note: The author's name has been changed to protect her identity.]

My name is [Fatima]. I’m 15 years old. I was born in Pakistan on 15 February.

My father is a business man and my mother was a doctor. I have five sisters and one brother. My two elder sisters have graduated from high school and are now in college. My first sister wants to be a doctor. My second sister wants to be a lawyer.

I am in 12th class and a student at a local High School. I have English lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays at the centre. When I have time at the centre I search the internet for different issues to improve my studies.

I like music a lot, especially the sad songs of Urdu, and like to listen to them before I go to sleep. I would like to learn to swim but there are no places in Kandahar where women can swim. My favourite colours are black and pink. My favourite foods are French fries and rice. In my free time I like to read novels, comic books, story books and Islamic books.