Story of a 45-year-old academic who was later dismissed from her position. Experiencing the oppressive environment of Februray 28 post-modern coup as a headscarved college student, she sees the current situation more traumatizing with heavy polarization and otherization in the society. She does not want to associate herself with the current oppressive regime and does […]
Tag: stories of women
Story of a 75-year-old Kurdish woman, the witness of past coups, the mother of seven children who suffered from the post-coup persecutions to the deepest. With a brother who was arrested in the 1980’s coup, she still finds the 2016’s failed-coup more devastating with her sons and daughters being either dismissed, detained, or imprisoned. In her […]
Story of a teacher who gave birth to twins four days after the coup attempt. Facing her neighbor’s insults and being called “traitor”, over time it became more and more difficult to resist the pressure around her family. After moving from one place to another to start a new life, eventually, they had to accept […]
Story of a 18-year-old high school senior who was a student in one of the schools that was later shut down by the government. She talks about how her father was arrested and how she had to be strong to support her mom and younger sister afterwards.