A surreal, jittery night out in Doha, where revelers risk everything.
“We saw a glimmer of hope, when the rainbow flag was flying on our land."
I dreamed of a country that respects its citizens' differences, but the dream dissipated. The life I was looking for became distorted.
I could never tell my children why I was leaving Afghanistan.
I went home unaware that this was the last night I would see Nabi and the last night Afghanistan would be free.
'From the moment I open my eyes to the night, I am scared. Fear that no one knows about.'
"They were beating us and making fun of us. The junior soldiers were shouting we would all be executed tomorrow."
"I am afraid they will kill me too."