NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – I was always told that education is the best...
When the explosion occurred, my brother fell 20 meters down the mine, but his helmet and lamp remained on top. I started moving the stones, looking for my brother. I could not see him. Everything was dusty and dark.
The mine was an unimaginable situation; the hammers and explosions created unbearable amounts of dust, all of which you breathed in. There was no water. When you came out, black dust coated you completely.
I feared being bombed and couldn’t sleep all night. I kept drifting off sitting in a chair, then shooting back awake. While my dad slept, I stayed up so if sirens went off, one of us would hear it.
I huddled in the sewer for four hours, surrounded by dirt and stench, flies biting me all over. I knew the Taliban men had come to kill me.
As we fled, I harnessed my adrenaline and continued to alert the world to my experiences and fundraise to aid other Africans trying to escape Ukraine. I created threads documenting the ordeal and resources to help refugees and fact-check information being shared about the war.
Energy, tenderness, and joy united in the performances, reflecting the atmosphere and aesthetic of our theater. Every time the students danced, I saw a little glint light up their eyes. The energy of that glint grew into a bright flame of passion that spread among the hall that day.
I feel like I can’t reconcile the two halves of my heritage. I have a lot of Spanish in me, in my character, and in my way of acting. I also have a lot of Albanian. Those two parts of me are always in conflict.
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