Nobody is just what you see

Posted: August 13, 2012 in Human Rights, Life, Middle East, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized
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Location: Rwasheed, Jordan. Near border of Iraq, after the invasion of the Americans – 2003.

A covered woman. Just her eyes visible. Suppressed, surely, it automatically crossed my mind. Not so.

She is Wasime. A woman with a ton of courage.

We had some tea in her tent, surrounded be “leftovers” from her life in Baghdad. The dust from the desert was an unwelcome disturbance. “You know, I never thought my life would end up like this. But I do what I have to do. Had you visited in my home I promise you would not sit on a dusty ground,” she explains adding that her tea would taste just as nice as it did when she served guests in Baghdad.

She shows me her face, share parts of her story. And we laughed. It showed using humour was her coping-strategy number one. Not just as a refugee in a foreign country…

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