Hi! My name is Manahil and I live in Tehran. I have lived here my whole life. When the war started life in Tehran changed. I was no longer abl to enjoy the simple things looked listing to music and wearing the clothes I wanted.
I was 16 and I had a younger brother who just turned 14. We were both going t school and I was determindeds to go to the University and then get a job. This unfortunately was not the path the young boys were given.
My brother was being taught the beauty’s of being a solider. They were given the ‘Keys to Paradise’ which are the keys that get you into heaven when you die fighting. They get you gold and women and nice things.
Luckily I was able to convince my brother not to fall for their lies . He ended up not signing up for the war. It was Very dangerous for us to live in Tehran during the war
Thank you for making me stay.
Every time I leave the house I have to wear the veil against my will because if I dont I will be arrested. I can’t wear anything I want with fear of being arrested so in other words I can’t express myself.
I hate this veil!
I went to the University and majored in science. From their I got a high paying job at ScienceTek. I love being able to work hard and have people ask me advice on things, because I know what I’m talking about.