“One thing that we were all, like everybody was sure about, that Kabul will not fell to the Taliban this quick, but everybody was shocked when it happened. But not me. I remember going to the office for at least two weeks, not doing anything and crying my eyes off every day. I didn’t work from maybe August 1st to August 15th. I didn’t do anything because I didn’t have the energy. I was crying every day.”

My name is Fatima Faizi. I’m an Afghan journalist who fled the country after the Taliban came to power last year. I have reported on Afghanistan for The New York Times, Al Jazeera, and The Guardian.

- Fatima Faizi

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