During my usual morning exercises, my phone buzzed continuously. When I finally answered, my friends shared the shocking news: the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, called me "a man dressed as a woman" during his public morning brief.
In June 2020, I left my life and job behind to seek asylum in the United States. I no longer felt safe in the Middle East. The move marked a turning point. Receiving asylum status signaled the start of a new chapter for me. Yet, my heart and soul yearn for my husband.
Inside that underground room, the overwhelming emotions of fear and sadness consumed me... soon, the terrifying roar of bombings engulfed us. We dreaded the possibility of a missile strike destroying our location amidst the relentless attacks.
In Siwale Camp, the soldiers dug pits in the ground where they slept. Yet, something more sinister took place in those trenches. That evening, a soldier approached us. He ordered all the young girls to enter the pits. If we did not, they threatened to shoot us.
My journey in the medical community highlights the importance of support and solidarity. After being drugged and assaulted by a senior doctor, I spearheaded a unique legal victory in Australia. This public case shattered the perceived invincibility of powerful figures in medicine. I hope that my story goes beyond personal achievement and generates hope that we can fight abuse of...