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Girl(s) on fire

I reblogged this post by a former pupil of mine. Her courage is amazing and the contrast between that and the experiences of the people she has met in Kurdistan/Iraq is truely hard to comprehend. What an amazing woman!


I was really organized last week. It was Tuesday, what is usually the longest and most frustrating day of my week, but I managed to win over all my classes and came home satisfied with a day well spent. I came home and made a list of things I needed to finish that week. Return materials to school in anticipation of the end of term. Find flights for the summer. Book vacation in Turkey with my mother. Prepare gardening project for the refugee camp on Saturday. Finish marking exams. Prepare a game for reading club on Wednesday.

Cranking tunes, I chopped veggies in my tiny, narrow kitchen, mentally preparing to apply for a few jobs that were closing at the end of the week. On my gas stove, I already had onions started, and filled up a pot to boil water. I turned the gas on the middle burner for…

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5 comments on “Girl(s) on fire

  1. Pingback: Girl(s) on fire | Linda's wildlife garden

  2. Rambling Woods
    June 9, 2014



    • lizard100
      June 9, 2014

      This is my friends daughter. It’s really dreadful. She’s so courageous. Hardly anyone read it. She should be okay.


      • Rambling Woods
        June 9, 2014

        I can follow her blog


      • lizard100
        June 9, 2014

        Yes. That would be great. It’s not had much traffic. Everything she has written is impressive.


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